• Community Health Advocates (CHA) can help guide individuals, families and small businesses through the health care system—with free information, advice, and advocacy on all types of health insurance. Learn More »

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    There are 43 community agencies around New York to provide services in many locations and languages for New Yorkers and small businesses. Please click on the New York State map below to find an agency near you. You may also use the following fields to search for an agency that provides individual assistance.

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  • What's New

    7/2/2014 - The 2014 CHA grant recipients have been announced (please see below).

    6/27/2014 - Due to several last minute changes, we are unable to post the award announcements today. We will release the announcements by Wednesday, July 2nd. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    6/25/2014 - The CHA award announcements will be released this Friday, 6/27/2014.

    6/5/2014 - To access a Microsoft Word version of the RFP Attachments, please click here.

    6/4/2014 - To view the RFP Questions and Answers, please click here.

    5/27/2014 - CHA has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) (see below for more details).

    CHA 2013 Annual Report: Click here to see the recently published annual report detailing CHA's successes in the past year.

    Out-of-Network Billing: A major problem facing many of CHA’s clients is balancing billing as a result of care received from out-of-network providers. CHA has developed materials to assist individuals facing this problem. These materials provide instructions on figuring out how your health plan determines the amount it will pay for out-of-network care. The materials also include instructions on how to appeal the rate your plan paid for out-of-network care, and a template appeal letter. If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact our Helpline at (888) 614-5400.

  • 2014 CHA Grant Awards

    We are happy to announce awards to the following 16 organizations to provide services as part of the Community Health Advocates (CHA) program. These organizations will provide post-enrollment individual assistance and education to individuals and small businesses regarding health care and health insurance. The awardees are:

    1.      Bronx Works     

    2.      Chenango Health Network         

    3.      Emerald Isle Immigration Center              

    4.      Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce        

    5.      Health & Welfare Council of Long Island               

    6.      Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County  

    7.      Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley             

    8.      Legal Assistance of Western NY

    9.      Make the Road New York           

    10.  Maternal-Infant Services Network          

    11.  Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY    

    12.  Neighborhood Legal Services

    13.  South Asian Council for Social Services  

    14.  Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center              

    15.  Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation    

    16.  United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn             

     

        



        1.      Bronx Works     

        2.      Chenango Health Network         

        3.      Emerald Isle Immigration Center              

        4.      Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce        

        5.      Health & Welfare Council of Long Island               

        6.      Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County  

        7.      Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley             

        8.      Legal Assistance of Western NY

        9.      Make the Road New York           

        10.  Maternal-Infant Services Network          

        11.  Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY    

        12.  Neighborhood Legal Services

        13.  South Asian Council for Social Services  

        14.  Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center              

        15.  Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation    

        16.  United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn             
      • Facts and Figures

        166,000

        CHA cases since November 2010 and counting

        76,931

        New Yorkers educated about their health care rights and health insurance options

        2,786

        Community-based presentations

        62

        Counties in which CHA has provided services

        11

        Languages in which CHA has provided services

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