HRA’s Medical Assistance Program can help New Yorkers who qualify enroll in public health insurance programs like Medicaid. Starting January 1, 2014, HRA will primarily accept applications from residents who are age 65 or over, or persons of any age who are seeking Medicaid related to a disability or blindness, or who are in receipt of Medicare and are not a parent or caretaker relative of minor children. Call the HRA Helpline at 1-888-692-6116 for more information or visit a Medicaid Offices to apply. Other consumers must apply to the NY State of Health at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or by calling 1-855-355-5777.
HRA’s Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access also has a number of resources for individuals and small businesses who want to learn more about public and private health insurance, or learn about the federal health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.