GetCoveredNYC Promotes Health Insurance Literacy

October is Health Literacy Month. The Health Resources & Services Administration defines Health Literacy as “the degree to which people have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.” Health insurance literacy plays a huge role in how much individuals are empowered to make healthy choices and access health care.

We understand that health insurance language can be confusing, but GetCoveredNYC is here to help! Review our definitions and learn more about health insurance vocabulary here.

Help our team educate New Yorkers about the ins and outs of health insurance by sharing our social media graphics below.

Social Media Toolkit

We invite you to share the below graphics and suggested posting text on your social media channels to help more New Yorkers understand and use their health insurance. We encourage you to tag us in your social media posts with @mayorspeu.

  1. Health insurance vocabulary can be confusing. @mayorspeu #GetCoveredNYC Specialists make health care easier to understand. Learn more here:
  2. Have you ever asked, "What does that mean?" when making health insurance decisions? 🤔 You're not alone! @mayorspeu #GetCoveredNYC is here to help. Learn more here:
  3. Understanding health insurance terminology makes it a whole lot easier to make choices that you can feel good about. Learn more about health insurance lingo here:
    #GetCoveredNYC #HealthLiteracyMonth

Find more posting text about specific definitions and translated into different languages here.


Definition of a "Co-pay," this is a fixed amount of money that you pay for a covered health care service. Annual check-ups and wellness visits are free (no deductible or co-pays).

Find more social media graphics, along with translated graphics and copy.