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Small Business Services, Department of City
Health insurance is a common form of risk management to help protect against health care costs. Health insurance policies can be obtained from health insurance brokers, directly from insurers, or through associations. New York City’s NYC Health Insurance Link (NYC HI Link) helps individuals and businesses find and retain health insurance. 


Both employees and business owners benefit when a business provides health insurance to its workers. Employer-provided health insurance can reduce taxes paid by both the employer and the employee, attract and help retain high quality employees, and help reduce business disruptions, such as employee absenteeism and turnover, associated with poor health.  

NYC HI Link, available at the link below, helps small business owners and self-employed workers find health insurance options that fit their specific needs. NYC HI Link also provides information regarding tax savings and publicly financed programs that help reduce the cost of health insurance for individuals and businesses.


NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: NYC Business Solutions
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/home/home.shtml

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA)
NYC Health Insurance Link
Phone: (718) 557-1399
nychealthinsurancelink@hra.nyc.gov
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: NYC Health Insurance Link
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/hilink

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