From the first months of life to the teen years, every child deserves quality health care. That’s why there’s Child Health Plus, New York State’s quality, affordable health insurance program available any time of year for kids up to age 19.

Even though it’s been available to New York State residents since 1991, with more than 316,000 children enrolled statewide, many New Yorkers still don’t realize they can take advantage of this program.

If you are looking for health coverage for your children, here are five things to know about Child Health Plus:

You can sign up for Child Health Plus year-round. No need to wait for open enrollment – you can enroll your children today!

It’s NOT limited based on income. Children can be enrolled regardless of family income. Monthly premiums vary based on income and can be free or as low as $9 per month.

There are no copays or deductibles. Preventive care is covered, including well child visits, immunizations, and diagnostic testing.

Dental, vision, and hearing care are included. Kids are covered for dental, vision, hearing, and speech care.

Your child is covered in an emergency. Not only does Child Health Plus cover emergency care, it also covers x-rays and any subsequent care your child may need to properly recover.

For more information on Child Health Plus, visit and click “Products.”

If you have questions about Child Health Plus, a Fidelis Care Health Benefit Representative can help you every step of the way, from completing the application to questions about benefits. Call 1-888- FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) to speak with a Representative.

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