State Programs

New York offers many state-sponsored programs aimed at ensuring New Yorkers have access to quality, affordable health care. New York Health Plan Association (HPA) members have long been partners with New York State, serving as the primary way eligible New Yorkers access these programs. HPA member plans are committed to the ongoing effort to bring high quality, affordable and accessible health care to all New Yorkers.

New York's health benefit exchange, New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, helps New Yorkers—individuals and small businesses—shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Consumers can get more information online or by calling 1-855-355-5777. 

For more than two decades, New York’s Medicaid Managed Care program has been providing New Yorkers who cannot afford to pay for medical care with access to high quality health care. Eligible New Yorkers can enroll in a Medicaid Managed Care health plan. These plans focus on preventive health care and provide enrollees with a medical home for themselves and their families. 

New York’s Child Health Plus program, which has been helping families provide health insurance for their children since 1991, has been a model for children’s health insurance programs across the nation.

Healthy New York, also created under HCRA 2000, is designed to assist small business owners in providing their employees and their employees’ families with the health insurance they need and deserve. In addition, uninsured sole proprietors and workers whose employers do not provide health insurance may also purchase comprehensive coverage directly through the Healthy NY program. NOTE: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THIS PROGRAM ARE COMING.

Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) is a program that helps people who are chronically ill or have disabilities and who need health and long-term care services stay in their homes and communities as long as possible. MLTC plans provide or arrange for and coordinate both the health care and long term care needs of their patients. 

NYSHIP—the “New York State Health Insurance Program”—is a benefit program established to provide health insurance coverage to state and local government employees.

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