New York State’s Consumer Assistance Program is run by the non-profit Community Service Society of New York (CSS) under a contract with the State’s Department of Health. CSS operates a statewide network of 24 community-based non-profit organizations, known as Community Health Advocates (CHA). Staff can answer questions about health insurance regulations, rights, and responsibilities. They can help you file a complaint or appeal a health plan decision. Get consumer help with a problem or question.
You can apply for Medicaid in New York by contacting your state Medicaid agency.
If your small business is located in New York, you can use the New York State of Health website to learn more about offering your employees health coverage.
If your employer offers SHOP health coverage in New York, you should contact your employer or visit New York State of Health for more information.
If you live in New York, you’ll use the New York State of Health website to enroll in health coverage.
Child Health Plus covers uninsured children in families with moderate incomes that are too high to qualify for Medicaid. You can find out whether your children qualify for Child Health Plus right now. Fill out a Marketplace application and find out whether your children qualify. Learn more about Child Health Plus in New York.