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State Sponsored Plans offered by Independent Health

Available in Erie & Niagara Counties. Enrollment is open year-round. 

We've got you covered. The right fit for you, your needs and your budget.

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MediSource is a New York State sponsored Medicaid Managed Care program for individuals with no health insurance who qualify for Medicaid. Independent Health’s MediSource plan allows you to choose your Primary Care Provider (PCP) and women can also choose an OB/GYN. Your PCP will provide your health care and refer you to other doctors if you need them.

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Child Health Plus  

Child Health Plus might be right for you if your child has no health insurance coverage. Eligibility is determined by NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Your income and the size of your family determine your monthly premium for Child Health Plus.

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The Essential Plan  

The Essential Plan is a program for eligible New Yorkers with lower incomes that do not qualify for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. The NY State of Health’s Essential Plan includes comprehensive benefits and has no deductibles, so the plan starts paying for your health care right away.

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MediSource Connect  

MediSource Connect is a New York State approved Health and Recovery Plan, otherwise known as a HARP. A HARP is a Medicaid managed care insurance plan for adults age 21 or older that manages physical health, mental health, and addiction services in an integrated way.

There is a plan just for you!

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We understand how needs vary from person to person and family to family. Choosing the right health coverage to meet your needs and your budget takes careful consideration. Independent Health is here to help you.

With Independent Health, you can always count on the RedShirt® Treatment. Contact a RedShirt® to see which plan you may qualify for.

Why Choose Independent Health?

As a member with Independent Health you get personalized service and the attention you deserve. Plus, Independent Health offers you benefits, including: 

  • A wide provider network, offering you plenty of choices and access to doctors.
  • Help searching for a doctor, with access to our online Find a Doctor tool.
  • Online member tools, where you can check your benefit summary, review claims and more.
  • Wellness discounts at a wide range of community partners. Just show your member ID card!
  • 24-Hour Medical Help Line lets you speak with a registered nurse anytime you have a health concern or can’t reach your doctor!
  • More Quality You Can Trust. Ranked 5 Stars in the NYS Consumer Rating Guide for Medicaid and Child Health Plus Health Plans.
  • We make it easy for you to get high quality care. Call an Independent Health RedShirt and we'll renew your coverage right over the phone!
Rated 5 Stars in the NYS Consumer Rating Guide for Medicaid & Child Health Plus health plans.

It’s all part of the RedShirt Treatment.®

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