University at Albany

Other Health Insurance Options

NY State of Health is an organized marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Students can use the Marketplace to help them compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage online.

Low-cost or no-cost health insurance options may be available for UAlbany students who are New York State residents based on income and family size. 

Make an appointmentwith one of UAlbany's navigators if you need help finding the best health plan for you.  Based in the School of Social Welfare, navigators assist individuals signing up for health insurance through the New York State Marketplace.  Call 518-442-3854 or email for details or to schedule an appointment.

Assistance is also available at the Healthy Capital District Initiative, Wellcare and Fidelis Care.

The Healthy Capital District Initiative (HCDI) provides assistance in the application process for individuals and who wish to apply for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus or Medicaid through the HCDI Facilitated Enrolment Program.  Contact HCDI at:  518-462-7040 or visit the web site here.

WellCare is a provider of government-sponsored health plans including Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Programs. Contact Wellcare at: 1-800-288-5441 or Khiara Hogan, Facilitated Enroller, at 518-462-3861 or visit the web site here.

Fidelis Care is the New York State Catholic Health Plan, providing quality, affordable health coverage to children and adults in 58 counties statewide.  Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost comprehensive health insurance through the Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. 

Contact Fidelis Care at:  1-888-343-3547 or Lichelle Womack, Fidelis Marketing Representative at 518-210-9319 who will provide assistance in the eligibility screening and application process.  Visit the web site here.