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Employer-based Health Plans and COBRA

Based on the Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you may be eligible for an employer-based health plan depending on the number of hours you work and the size of your employer.


Medicare provides health insurance to people over age 65 and people with disabilities without regard to income.

Small Business Options

New York State administers the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange.

The Essential Plan

Essential Plan, also known as “EP” is affordable, comprehensive health insurance for low and moderate-income adults living in New York who are not eligible for Medicaid.

Child Health Plus

Child Health Plus (CHP) offers comprehensive health insurance for uninsured children up to age 19.

Non-MAGI Medicaid

Non-MAGI Medicaid offers comprehensive health insurance for low-income New York State residents.

Qualified Health Plan (QHP)

Qualified Health Plans (QHP) are comprehensive, private health plans offered through the New York State of Health marketplace (NYSOH).

CHA can help answer your healthcare questions.

  • Call our helpline at (888) 614-5400 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm,
  • or email