Helpful Outside Links
New York State HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program) - HIICAP provides free, confidential, accurate and unbiased health insurance information, counseling and assistance. Trained volunteer counselors and staff explain the coverage, costs, comparison and options of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance, including Medigap and long term care insurance.
- Phone No. 1-800-701-0501
- Website www.aging.ny.gov/healthbenefits/
New York State Office for the Aging - The Office for the Aging plans and coordinates programs and services for the aging at all levels in both the public and private sectors and operates the Senior Citizens’ Hot Line.
- NYS Senior Citizens' Hot Line 1-800-342-9871
- Website www.aging.ny.gov
New York State Department of Health – The mission of the New York State Department of Health is to protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well being of all New Yorkers. Questions about Partnership for Long Term Care should be directed to the New York State Department of Health.
- Phone No. 1-888-NYS-PLTC (1-888-697-7582) or (518) 473-8083
- Website www.nyspltc.org
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare program, Medicaid program, and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) - three national health care programs that benefit over 80 million Americans.
- Phone No. 1-800-633-4227
- Website www.cms.hhs.gov
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance - New York State allows favorable state tax treatment of premiums paid for policies which qualify under the federal law and meet New York minimum standards. To claim the New York State Credit you must complete Form IT-249, Claim for Long-Term Care Insurance Credit, and attach it to your New York State Return.
New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care - The Long Term Care Partnership Program was initiated in New York State to encourage more people to purchase long term care insurance policies.
- Phone: 1-888-NYS-PLTC (1-888-697-7582) or (518) 473-8083
- Website: www.nyspltc.org