The Human Resource Administration's Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA) has an overall mission to expand access to health insurance coverage for NYC residents and small businesses. We help children, families, working individuals, and small business owners learn about and find coverage and care that meets their health care needs and budgets.
Working with a broad network of public and private sector partners, OCHIA provides outreach, education and enrollment assistance and training on available public and private health insurance options. We also help people over 65 years old, living with a disability or visually impaired learn about and enroll in Medicaid programs.
We stay abreast of policy developments and research about health insurance and health insurance access so that you have the information you need to make your best health coverage and care choices and decisions. We also use this website to provide information and resources for health insurance assistors who connect New Yorkers to coverage in the places that they live, work and play.