MVP’s Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Essential Plans offer more health plan choices for individuals and families. Our high quality, affordable health coverage options include:

    • Medicaid Managed Care
      Medicaid is a health insurance program for low income children and adults. Eligibility is based on income and family size, as well as citizenship and immigration status. Medicaid is also available to people of any age who are blind or disabled. There are no monthly premiums for Medicaid.
    • Essential Plan
      The Essential Plan is available to low and moderate income New York State residents who do not qualify for Medicaid Managed Care or Child Health Plus. The Essential Plan costs much less than other health plans, but still o­ffers the same essential benefits. Depending on your income, you pay a monthly member premium of $0 or $20.

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    • Child Health Plus
      Almost all uninsured children under age 19 qualify for Child Health Plus. Depending on household income, a small monthly premium payment may be all that is needed to enroll your children. Many families qualify for free coverage. In fact, no family earns too much to qualify for this free or low-cost health insurance. Families making above the amount to qualify for help paying for coverage can pay the full monthly premium amount.
    • MVP Harmonious Health Care Plan
      A Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) that combines Medicaid coverage with services for behavioral health and management, helping members find housing, live independently, get an education, find a job, manage stress, and more. Qualified Medicaid members are identified by the State of New York as potential Harmonious Health Care Plan members.

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Medicaid Member Assistance Programs

    • Health Home Services Program
      Select Medicaid recipients may also be eligible to receive assistance coordinating medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment services, as well as social service needs.
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More Low-Cost Plan Options

If you do not qualify for a Medicaid Health Plan, you can enroll year round on the NY State of Health™ (NYSOH) Marketplace. Over 80% of those enrolled in NYSOH Marketplace health plans are eligible for financial assistance. Use our MVP plan finder to see what you might qualify for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about MVP’s Medicaid Plans and free or low-cost health insurance options.

Still Need help?

Call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-852-7826, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 5 pm, and learn more about what specific options might be right for you and your family.