Our Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program can help you select the best Medicare plan year-round or during open enrollment through Dec. 7. Call 311 and ask for "HIICAP" to be connected with an expert.
New Medicare cards are automatically being mailed to New Yorkers and other Medicare beneficiaries. Instead of Social Security numbers, the cards will have letters and numbers to help prevent fraud. You can use your new card as soon as you get it, and you should destroy the old one – but keep your Medicare Advantage card. If you have questions, visit Medicare online.
As a result of a class action lawsuit settlement with the Department of Finance, renters who were unable to appeal or renew their Senior Citizen or Disability Rent Increase Exemption after December 1, 2011, because they needed more time due to a physical or mental impairment are now eligible to have their benefits restored or reduced.Lost Your Rent Freeze?
"Age-friendly NYC: New Commitments for a City for All Ages" has nearly 90 initiatives from dozens of City agencies and community groups. These initiatives address needs in areas such as housing, health, safety, and the arts - all with the goal of helping older New Yorkers age in place with dignity.