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Other Health Insurance Options

You and/or members of your family may be eligible for New York State's free or low-cost public health insurance programs. New York State's comprehensive public health insurance programs include Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. These programs have varying eligibility requirements based on income, assets, immigration status, and other factors.

Available Health Insurance Programs


Children
under age 19 may be eligible for either Medicaid (coverage for children) or Child Health Plus. Almost all children can qualify, regardless of their immigration status.

Adults aged 19 to 64 who have limited incomes may be eligible for Medicaid or Family Health Plus.

Pregnant women with limited income regardless of their immigration status can receive Prenatal Care Services through Medicaid.

HIV Special Needs Plans is a special health insurance option for people enrolled in Medicaid living with HIV/AIDS and their children up to the age of 19, whether or not the children have HIV or AIDS.

Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities offers people with disabilities who are working, and earning more than the allowable limits for regular Medicaid, the opportunity to keep their health care coverage through Medicaid.

Medicaid Surplus Income Program offers Medicaid coverage to individuals whose net monthly income is above the Medicaid income limits and who meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements.