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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:

  • Delaware
  • Dutchess
  • Orange
  • Rockland
  • Suffolk
  • Sullivan
  • Ulster
  • Westchester

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.
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