Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Service Expands in Clinton, Franklin Counties

The EASE program has announced expansion of its services in Clinton and Franklin counties. EASE has extended its days and hours of service at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone and added NEW enrollment assistance service locations at the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh and Bessette Health Center in Chateaugay.

The AHI EASE program assists community members in navigating NY State of Health Marketplace choices to find an affordable health insurance plan to best meet individual needs.

“Shopping for insurance can be overwhelming and the demand for our assistance has increased,” said Joyce Porter, EASE manager. “Our no-charge service is offered in-person, so it made sense to expand our hours and locations to meet the need in the community.”

EASE Health Insurance Enrollment Services Days and Hours

  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
    133 Park Street, Malone
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 am—4 pm
  • Bessette Health Center
    6087 US-11, Chateaugay
    Fridays, 8 am—4 pm
  • UVM Health Network – CVPH
    75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh
    Mondays, 8 am—6:30 pm, Wednesdays, 8 am—5:30 pm, Fridays, 8 am—4:00 pm

Insurance Options

Health Insurance enrollment is open year-round for Child Health Plus, the Essential Plan and Medicaid. Child Health Plus is a free or low-cost comprehensive program for children from birth to 19 years of age. The Essential Plan is a new plan offered to lower-income New Yorkers not qualifying for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. Medicaid is a program for eligible New Yorkers who can’t afford to pay for medical care. Visit Enrollment Services for more information.

Schedule a FREE Appointment

Community members interested in scheduling a free appointment with an AHI health insurance enrollment specialist should call 1-866-872-3740, or submit an online appointment request.