We have helped uninsured immigrants and low-income residents enroll for insurance since the early 2000s. Today, our Health Insurance Navigator and Facilitated Enrollment programs help over 12,000 families submit their applications and over 18,000 individuals successfully enroll in and renew their health insurance a year.
The uninsured rate in New York has fallen 40% since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010.
Our health insurance Navigator program helps community members find free or low cost health insurance plans on the New York State of Health Marketplace. While the expansion of Medicaid through ACA has improved the accessibility of healthcare to many more low-income residents, many of those eligible for services are either unaware of their availability or are put off by barriers to accessing them. To overcome these challenges, our services are language, literacy, and culturally appropriate. We also provide Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (FE-ABD). This program helps eligible individuals who are age 65 and older, certified blind, or living with disabilities to enroll in apply for Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Program.