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Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Aged, Blind and DisabledFacilitated enroller program that provides application assistance for Medicaid, Medicare savings program, Medicaid spend down program, Medicaid buy-in for working disabled and Medicaid for nursing homes.AlbanyFACILITATED ENROLLMENT PROGRAMHEALTHY CAPITAL DISTRICT INITIATIVE (HCDI)
Counseling ServicesProvides information and assistance for seniors regarding health insurance (medicaid, private insurance, epic, long term, etc) including prescription discount programs, by filling out applications, answering questions, explaining the process and more.FranklinHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)OFFICE FOR THE AGING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Counseling ServicesFederally funded program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). HIICAP is administered by the NYS Office for the Aging. HIICAP provides education and counseling about Medicare and other health insurances. Trained staff and volunteers will answer your questions. Services are free of charge.AlbanyHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)SENIOR SERVICES OF ALBANY
Counseling ServicesHIICAP counselors provide information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Managed Care, Medicaid and QMB, EPIC, and the low income subsidy.SaratogaHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION, COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)SARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Education/Training ServicesProvides the information to educate older adults and their families about Medicare, Medicaid, manged care, EPIC, and other health insurance options and issues. Also help older adults apply/enroll for prescription drug discounts, medicare plans, etc. and assists Medicare recipients to access needed health care services.EssexHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)ESSEX COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesThe Office of Aging will provide answers and advice and assistance in filling out forms for health insurance, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability, and offers counseling for problems with supplemental insurance, medicare claims or bills, doctors' bills and problems with insurance companies regarding the payment of bills.FultonENTITLEMENT COUNSELING/INSURANCE COUNSELINGFULTON COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING
HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGEProvides an organized marketplace developed by New York State to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Individuals, families and small businesses can use the Marketplace to help them compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage online, in-person or over the phone. The Marketplace helps people to check their eligibility for health care programs like the Essential Plan, Medicaid and Child Health Plus and sign up for these programs if they are eligible. The Marketplace also tells what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance purchased through the Marketplace.HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGENEW YORK STATE OF HEALTH: THE OFFICIAL HEALTH PLAN MARKETPLACE
Information/Referral ServicesProvides assistance to seniors regarding Medicaid, EPIC, or health insurance issues, answers questions, or helps guide or navigate through they system.AlbanyHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AND COUNSELING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)NEW YORK STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL
Insurance ServicesProvides navigation services of the complex health care system by providing individual assistance. Helps find health insurance access, free or low cost health care, helps to solve billing issues along with drug assistance programs.AlbanyCOMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATES (CHA)HEALTHY CAPITAL DISTRICT INITIATIVE (HCDI)
Insurance ServicesAssists with completing ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program), ADAP Plus, Home Care, APIC and other health insurance applications; and evaluates current health care plans to ensure HIV+ people and the general community are in the plan that best fits their needs. Outreach Specialists will assist in finding comprehensive health insurance which includes medical and prescription coverage. ClintonHEALTH INSURANCE ACCESS PROGRAM (HIAP)ALLIANCE FOR POSITIVE HEALTH
Insurance ServicesHIICAP provides health insurance information, counseling and assistance to senior citizens.AlbanyHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)ALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR AGING
Insurance ServicesThe HIICAP Program educates seniors about Medicare plans, Medicare D prescription plans, Medigap plans, New York State Elderly Prescription Drug Assistance Program (EPIC), Community and Chronic Care Medicaid, and the Medicare Buy-In Program. Seniors can also call regarding any health care issues that they may encounter with their current situation.AlbanyHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)COLONIE SENIOR RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Insurance ServicesThe Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) supplies people over 60 with counseling regarding Medicare A, B and D, QMB, SLMB, retiree health plans, other health insurance, medigap policies, long term care insurance, claim processing, EPIC, etc. THe Office for the Aging needs volunteers for its health insurance counseling helpline. To become a volunteer, one must go through HIICAP trainingWarrenHEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HIICAP)WARREN HAMILTON COUNTIES OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Insurance ServicesSt. Mary's Insurance Enrollment Facilitation: A full time enrollment specialist is available 5 days a week and by appointment to assist community member up to the age of 64 with information or assisted enrollment in government sponsored health insurances including Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus and Medicaid. Services are free.MontgomeryINSURANCE ENROLLMENT FACILITATIONST. MARY'S HOSPITAL AT AMSTERDAM
MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTERA national consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and individuals with disabilities through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Assists with Medicare questions through consumer and professional hotlines, educational material, and training.MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTERMEDICARE RIGHTS CENTER
Senior ServicesHIICAP provides information and counseling regarding health insurances. AlbanyHIICAP INFORMATION/COUNSELING FOR HEALTH INSURANCESBETHLEHEM SENIOR SERVICES
Senior ServicesProvides senior outreach workers to provide information about available resources in the community, assist with benefits/insurance information and applications, serve as advocates when seniors are having problems attaining services, and friendly visiting. Other services include a telephone reassurance system, where calls are made to homebound or frail elderly individuals to make sure they are okay. Also provides medical-based transportation for homebound or senors who can no longer drive.ClintonSENIOR OUTREACHJOINT COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CLINTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES (JCEO)

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