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The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce sponsors Brooklyn HealthWorks, a Healthy NY pilot project that serves small businesses in Kings County. Brooklyn HealthWorks has two plan options – Brooklyn HealthWorks Total and Brooklyn HealthWorks Max. To learn more, please visit the Brooklyn HealthWorks Web site.
New York State also has a health insurance plan for children through age 18 called Child Health Plus. Child Health Plus is run by the Department of Health and provides free or reduced-cost coverage. For more information on Child Health Plus eligibility and covered services, please visit the Child Health Plus Web site or call 1-800-698-4KIDS (1-800-698-4543).
The New York State Department of Financial Services has a section on its Web site dedicated to informing consumers of their health insurance options and rights in New York State. The Health Insurance Resource Center gives information on insurance options available including public programs, long term care, direct pay (individual insurance), Medicare and other coverage. It also includes information on consumer rights, filing a complaint and insurance company rankings. For this and more information, visit the Consumer Health Insurance Resource Center.
The Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA) is a resource for small businesses and people living in the metropolitan New York area that helps people determine if they qualify for any public health insurance programs, and if not, helps to find other affordable insurance. It also helps small businesses find coverage. For more information, please visit the OCHIA Web site.
The Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) offers complete pregnancy care and other health care services to women and teens and their babies. The Medicaid Obstetrical and Maternal Services (MOMS) Program provides complete pregnancy services in areas of the state where PCAP health centers are not located. PCAP and MOMS are free. To get more information, please visit the PCAP Web site or call the New York State Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.