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  • Affinity believes that every child deserves access to quality healthcare. That's why we offer Child Health Plus, a New York State sponsored health insurance program for children under the age of 19 who do not qualify for Medicaid. Child Health Plus now covers many more children, giving them great health care and the opportunity for a brighter future. And with Affinity, you get access to over 45,000 providers and more than 100 of New York's best hospitals, including those that specialize in helping teens and children. Children may qualify regardless of their parents' immigration status.

    To be eligible for Child Health Plus offered through Affinity, children must:

    • be under 19 years old
    • live in New York City, or in Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester counties
    • not have Medicaid or Medicare
    • not have any other health insurance
    • not have access to the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP)

    Benefits
    With Affinity, your child will get access to a full range of healthcare services and benefits, including:

    • Emergency room visits
    • Well-child visits
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Dental, hearing and vision care
    • Immunizations, lab tests and X-rays

    How much does Child Health Plus cost?
    Your child's premiums could range from $0 to $203.27 per month per child, depending on your income and family size.

    In certain situations, your child's premiums could be less with Child Health Plus than with an insurance plan through your employer.

    You can also visit the New York State of Health site and use their Tax Credit and Premium Estimator.

  • Need health insurance or know someone who does? Find out if you qualify via a live Zoom session.

    Click here to start a Zoom meeting with an Affinity representative who can tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost health coverage.

    Virtual office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Once connected, you may experience a short wait depending on the number of people ahead of you.

    If you don’t have the Zoom app, visit Zoom.us to download it now. Or you can join without downloading the app by clicking on “Join from your browser” to immediately enter the virtual “waiting room”. 

    To apply for coverage over the phone, or if you are an existing member looking to renew your coverage, call 866.694.9815 (TTY 711). You may also call the NY State of Health at 855.355.5777 or visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

    For any other questions, call our Customer Service line at 866.247.5678 (TTY 711) Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Calls may be monitored for quality assurance.


  • CHPLogoTo learn more about applying for health insurance, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, and Qualified Health Plans through NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 855.355.5777.