Community Support Services


Our EASE (Enrollment Assistance Services and Education) program assists individuals, families and small business owners enroll in health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace. We serve eight counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington.

We don’t charge and we’re not an insurance company. We help you look at available insurance plans and find out if you’re eligible for financial assistance.

Request an appointment online or call toll-free, 1.866.872.3740, to make an appointment with a certified enrollment specialist. We’ll help you review your health insurance choices in-person, for free.

If you or a family member needs help accessing substance use disorder and/or mental health services, or if you want to learn how to get the most from your health insurance benefits to cover such services, we can help with that too. Visit our CHAMP program web page to learn more about this free service.

Click here to watch our Health Enrollment Assistance Service and Education (EASE) video to see how enrollment services worked for different community members.


“I was referred to AHI for assistance with getting Insurance. If I could give them 10 stars I would. The staff I spoke with were courteous, friendly, efficient, professional, and knowledgeable. They made a rather difficult process easy. They communicated well and followed up when they said they would. If you live in the ‘dacks and need help navigating, contact these good people. You won’t regret it.”

~ Betty G.

Types of Plans

Qualified Health Plans

nystateofhealth_logoEvery New York state resident is eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Individuals, families, and small business owners can shop for, compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan. All insurance plans available in the Marketplace offer comprehensive coverage. The Marketplace is also the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage.

Enrollment period: November 1 – January 31.

Child Health Plus

childhealthplus_logoChild Health Plus is a FREE or LOW-COST health insurance program for children from birth to 19 years of age. There are no copays or deductibles associated with the program which has become an affordable option for many families.

Benefits include physical exams, immunizations, illness and injury diagnoses, X-ray and lab tests, outpatient surgery, emergency care, prescription and non-prescription drugs, inpatient hospital medical/surgical care, mental health services, dental care, vision care, and speech and hearing services.

Every child is eligible to apply, regardless of family income. After comparing costs and benefits to their employer plan, many select Child Health Plus.

Enrollment period: All year.


Medicaid Logo Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers with lower incomes. There are no monthly premiums with this plan. We can help you determine if you’re eligible.

 Adults aged 19-64, who are not eligible for Medicare; pregnant women and infants; children aged 1-18; and parents and caretaker relatives can apply for Medicaid.  Eligibility is determined by the NY State of Health Marketplace and is based on a family’s income.

Enrollment period: All year.

Essential Plan
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The Essential Plan is a health plan for lower-income New Yorkers who don’t qualify for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. It costs much less than other health plans, yet offers the same essential benefits. The plan has no deductibles and provides free preventive care such as routine doctor exams and screenings.

Enrollment period: All year.

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