Coronavirus - What Is It and How to Stay Safe

    You First. Your health and wellbeing are our top priority now more than ever. As the COVID-19 outbreak develops, Affinity Health Plan is sharing helpful resources and information that will keep you and your family safe and informed.

    Watch the video on the right to learn more. And for a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

  • For Us, It's You First!

    • Conquering COVID-19

      Conquering COVID-19

      We are slowly returning to life like it was before the pandemic. But with new strains and variants, the dangers of COVID-19 are not over.

      If you haven’t been vaccinated, what are you waiting for? COVID-19 vaccines are available for FREE to all as young as 12 years of age.

      Affinity has created a fun social media campaign encouraging teens and people of all ages to get vaccinated. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

      To find out where to go for your free vaccine or to schedule an appointment, click here.

    • COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Home to NYC Residents

      Any New York City resident 12 years of age and older is eligible to receive an in-home COVID-19 vaccine from a New York City vaccination provider. Residents have the option to request either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

      All you need to do is fill out and submit a form or call a dedicated number to schedule an appointment.

      Click here for the form and to read more.

      COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Home to NYC Residents
    • Digital Pass Part of NY’s Safe Reopening

      Digital Pass Part of NY’s Safe Reopening

      Enjoying live theatre and concerts, and returning to your favorite restaurants or bars are a possibility once again with the Excelsior Pass. The Excelsior Pass supports the safe reopening of New York’s businesses by providing a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof that you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 or that you have tested negative for the coronavirus. Think of it as a mobile airline boarding pass, but for proving you have received a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test. You can store your information, gathered onto a “pass”, on your smartphone with the Excelsior Pass Wallet app, available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can also print your pass from the Excelsior Pass website.
    • NY Launches COVID Alert App

      The New York State Department of Health has launched COVID Alert NY, the official exposure notification system. This free smartphone app is available in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store in several languages to anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in New York.

      Without compromising privacy or personal information, COVID Alert NY uses Bluetooth to detect when someone else with the app comes within six feet, alerting you if you have been in close contact for more than 10 minutes with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Additional information can be found at NY.gov/covidalerts and at Coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-alert-ny-what-you-need-know.

      NY Launches COVID Alert App
    • Free Resources & Services

      Free Resources & Services

      Many organizations have stepped up to offer a variety of free services to help you get through this challenging period. For a limited time, you can get free data and WiFi services for your home. Click here to find out how to apply.

    • COVID-19 Vaccine - FAQs

      As the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccinations is distributed in New York and around the country, people are asking questions about these new vaccines. Our latest blog includes recent FAQs from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

      COVID-19 Vaccine - FAQs
    • Coronavirus - How to Protect Yourself and Others

      Coronavirus - How to Protect Yourself and Others

      The coronavirus is devastating families and communities across the nation. Although there is no vaccine against the coronavirus, you can reduce your risk of infection by practicing social distancing/isolation, washing your hands properly, and covering your nose and mouth if you have to go out. Read more tips to help keep you and your family safe.

    • The Importance of Contact Tracing: Why You Should Answer the Call

      The goal of contact tracing is to call people who have come in close contact with a person infected with coronavirus. The tracer asks people to quarantine at home and check themselves for symptoms for two weeks, even if they have tested negative for COVID-19.

      Answer the contact tracing call! This is how New York stops the spread.

      The Importance of Contact Tracing: Why You Should Answer the Call
    • Lost Your Job?

      Lost Your Job?

      Affinity knows the current health crisis has caused many across the nation to lose their jobs. New York, as the epicenter of the virus outbreak, is going through historic unemployment. If you or a loved one have lost your jobs and need health coverage, we are here to help. Learn how to enroll over the phone from the safety of your home.

    • Covid-19 and HIV

      The coronavirus is especially dangerous for those suffering from HIV. Read the Centers for Disease Control’s FAQs to learn how those at a higher risk for infection can protect themselves.

      Covid-19 and HIV
    • Telehealth/Tele Med

      Telehealth/Tele Med

      Providers, please log on to the Affinity Health Plan Provider Portal for the most up-to-date notifications related to COVID-19.

    • Uninsured Enrollment Deadline Extended to Dec. 31st

      The special enrollment deadline for uninsured New Yorkers has been extended again—to Dec. 31, 2020—as part of the state's COVID-19 response. Gov. Andrew Cuomo previously extended the enrollment period to Sept. 15.

      • Enrollment by Oct. 15 has a coverage start date of either Oct. 1 or Nov. 1.
      • Enrollment between Oct. 16 and Dec. 15 may start coverage on Nov. 1 or Dec. 1.
      • Enrollment between Dec. 16 and Dec. 31 starts on Jan. 1. 

      Uninsured Enrollment Deadline Extended to Dec. 31st