Medicaid and low-cost insurance in New York
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For low-income adults, pregnant women and children
Child Health Plus
For children under age 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid and don’t have health benefits
For adults age 19-64 who are not eligible for Medicaid, CHPlus or minimum essential coverage
Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC)
For adults age 18 or older who are eligible for Medicaid and have a chronic illness or disability requiring long-term services and supports
Health and Recovery Plan (HARP)
For adults age 21 or older who have Medicaid and have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or substance abuse disorder
Medicaid Advantage Plus (MAP)
For adults 18 or older who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare and have a chronic illness or disability requiring long-term services and supports
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The same great plans — in more counties than ever
Great news! As of January 1, 2020, you can receive Essential Plan coverage from Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus in these eight counties:
Live in one of these locations? Enroll with Empire today, or call 1-844-430-1699 (TTY 711) to find out if you qualify!
Why choose Empire?
We’ll help you with your health care needs every step of the way.
- We work with hundreds of doctors and facilities to make getting care easy.
- Our 24/7 NurseLine gives you fast, free medical advice, anytime day or night, in more than 170 languages.
- We’re available to talk in person at any one of our Community Service Centers.