UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
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Food for Thought:
Eating Well on a Budget
 is a bilingual, multimedia program designed in partnership with Sesame Street to help support families who have children between the ages of 2 and 8 and are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious food.

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for Kids

Child Health Plus is a New York State health insurance plan for kids. UnitedHealthcare has a Child Health Plus program and the name of this program is UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for Kids. Your child may be eligible for Child Health Plus or Children’s Medicaid depending upon your family income and household size. You may be eligible to join if you live in any of the following counties: Albany, Bronx, Brooklyn, Broome, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, New York (Manhattan), Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Staten Island, Suffolk, Tioga, Ulster, Warren and Westchester.

When applying for CHPlus, you must apply directly online on the New York State of Health website by visiting nystateofhealth.ny.gov. Our Certified Application Counselors can help you through the application process.

What information will I need when I apply for Child Health Plus?

When you apply for Child Health Plus on the New York State of Health website, you will be asked to provide information about you, your household, income and other questions. You may want to have your recent payroll stubs, birth certificates and other personal information ready when you apply. We have Certified Application Counselors who can help you enroll by calling 1-888-617-8979. We will be happy to help you complete your application.

Who do I call if I have questions?

If you have questions or problems with applying for CHPLus, call UnitedHealthcare at 1-888-617-8979 and one of our Certified Application Counselors will assist you with any questions you have. You can also call the NY State of Health Marketplace at 1-855-355-5777.

The NY State of Health Marketplace is now open for New Yorkers who need health insurance in accordance with the Federal Affordable Care Act. Individuals interested in healthcare coverage can visit the Marketplace at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1 855-355-5777. You can choose UnitedHealthcare Community Plan when you enroll on the Marketplace.  Please note that you can apply for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan now by calling 1-888-617-8979.

To learn more about applying for health insurance through NY State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace, visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777. Click here if you wish to visit the NY State of Health Marketplace; you will be leaving the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan website.

For more information on Medicaid and Child Health Plus, call New York Health Options at 1-800-541-2831

For more information on Medicaid Managed Care, call New York Medicaid Choice at 1-800-505-5678.