EASE

Our EASE (Enrollment Assistance Services and Education) program assists individuals, families and small business owners enroll in health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace. We serve seven counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington.

We don’t charge and we’re not an insurance company. We help you look at available insurance plans and find out what financial assistance you may be eligible for.

Request an appointment online or call toll-free 1-866-872-3740 to make an appointment with a certified enrollment specialist. We’ll help you review your health insurance choices in-person, for free.

Types of Plans

Qualified Health Plans

nystateofhealth_logoEvery New York state resident is eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Individuals, families and small business owners can shop for, compare and enroll in a health insurance plan. All insurance plans available in the Marketplace offer comprehensive coverage. The Marketplace is also the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage.

Enrollment period: November 1 – January 31


Child Health Plus

childhealthplus_logoChild Health Plus is a FREE or LOW-COST health insurance program for children from birth to 19 years of age. There are no copays or deductibles associated with the program which has become an affordable option for many families.

Benefits include physical exams, immunizations, illness and injury diagnoses, X-ray and lab tests, outpatient surgery, emergency care, prescription and non-prescription drugs, inpatient hospital medical/surgical care, mental health services, dental care, vision care, and speech and hearing services.

Every child is eligible to apply, regardless of family income. After comparing costs and benefits to their employer plan, many select Child Health Plus.

Enrollment period: All Year


Medicaid

Medicaid Logo Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers with lower incomes. There are no monthly premiums with this plan. We can help you determine if you’re eligible.

 Adults aged 19-64, who are not eligible for Medicare; pregnant women and infants; children aged 1-18; and parents and caretaker relatives can apply for Medicaid.  Eligibility is determined by the NY State of Health Marketplace and is based on a family’s income.

Enrollment period: All Year


Essential Plan
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The Essential Plan is a health plan for lower-income New Yorkers who don’t qualify for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. It costs much less than other health plans, yet offers the same essential benefits. The plan has no deductibles and provides free preventive care such as routine doctor exams and screenings.

Learn more.

Enrollment period: All Year


Missed the enrollment deadline?

You may still be able to enroll. See eligibility guidelines for a list of Qualifying Life Events that will allow you to enroll in a health insurance plan after the deadline.