Affinity Health Plan

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  • Child Health Plus

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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 healthcare and the opportunity for a brighter future. And with Affinity, you get access to over 27,000 providers and more than 85 of New York's best hospitals, including those that specialize in helping teens and children.

    BENEFITS

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

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

    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 county;

    » not have Medicaid or Medicare; and

    » not have any other health insurance. 

    **Note: children may qualify regardless of their parents' immigration status.**

    • How to Apply More

      4 Steps to Apply for Enrollment in Child Health Plus through the New York State of Health Marketplace:

      • Create an Account
        Visit nystateofhealth.org and create an account. You will need to provide your personal information and contact details (email, phone number, home address, and social security number).
      • Confirm Your Income
        Fill in income information based on your pay stubs, statement of wages, a W-2 or your tax returns.
      • Supply Additional Information
        You will be asked for additional information that will help determine program eligibility. Examples include, but are not limited to, other health care coverage, absent parents for children under the age of 21, enrollment in disability or retirement benefits, and others.
      • Compare and Buy a Health Plan
        The system will display options based on the income information you provided.

      Questions? Let us help you with the application process:

    • How much does Child Health Plus cost? More

      Your child's premiums could range from $0 to $180 per month per child, depending on your income and family size. Additional children may be added at no extra cost

      Call us at 866-731-8001 (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 6 pm) for help in determining how much it will cost you. You will need to provide income information for every member of your family that is currently working.

      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.

    • Customer Service More

      Members: Have a question about how your plan works? Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re here to help!

      • Call us at 866.247.5678 (TTY/TDD: 800.662.1220, or 711), Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm EST.
      • Visit one of our retail stores near you.
      • Contact us online (please make sure to provide your telephone number in the email).
    • Pharmacy Benefits More

      Pharmacy Locator

      2015 Covered Drug list

      For additional pharmacy information, click here.

      If you have any questions, please contact Pharmacy Customer Service at 855-465-0031.

    • Making a Payment More

      Members can make their premium payments by credit/debit card or by eCheck (a payment that you make directly from your bank account) by calling our customer service department at 866.247.5678. We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Eastern time.

      You can also pay through the mail by sending a check or money order to:

      Affinity Health Plan Inc.
      Church Street Station
      P.O. Box 6499
      New York, NY 10277-3647

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    Child Health Plus is a New York State sponsored health insurance program for children under the age of 19 who do not qualify for Medicaid and have little or no health insurance. To learn more about applying for health insurance including Child Health Plus and Medicaid through NY State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace, visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.