NYS Health Insurance Enrollment & Community Health Advocacy

Navigator Enrollment Services

  • The HWCLI Healthcare Access Team helps our clients find a health insurance plan that best fits their medical and financial needs. We have an outstanding health care team of certified navigators that help individuals and families enroll for free or low-cost health insurance plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the open enrollment period has been extended to December 31, 2021. Enroll with one of our navigators today!

    Our services include:

    • Health insurance enrollment assistance through the NYS of Health Marketplace
    • Determining if you are eligible for free health insurance or financial help for private health plans
    • Helping you compare health plan options and prices that best fit your medical and financial needs
    • Helping you understand health insurance terms and policies
    • Advocating on your behalf with any issues you have with the NYS of Health Marketplace

    Our team can help you with the above in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

    Please note that our services are FREE (costs associated with a health plan may apply).

  • To make an appointment with one of our Health Insurance navigators, please call our main Healthcare Access Line at 516-505-4426, or by calling any one of our navigators below:

    Stephanie D’Haiti: 516-505-4421
    English, Haitian Creole

    Fatima Lasso: 631-827 8461
    English, Spanish

    Donna Vargas: 516-712-0216
    English, Spanish

  • Here are some resources and FAQs from the New York State Department of Health about applying for health insurance during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Community Health Advocacy

  • As Community Health Advocates, we provide free, post-health insurance enrollment guidance, helping Long Islanders navigate through our complex health care system. We provide health care advocacy, educational resources on health insurance, and help clients use their health coverage.

    HWCLI’s Community Health Advocates can help with various healthcare matters, including:

    • Understanding Medicare and supplemental plans
    • Doctor and specialist referrals
    • Issues with your health plan
    • Billing issue resolution
    • Prescription assistance programs
    • Non-MAGI Medicaid with Nassau and Suffolk Department of Social Services
    • Information on accessing Long Island’s  Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

    For additional resources, please visit the Community Health Advocates website.

  • If you would like to make an appointment and meet with one of our Community Health Advocates, please call:

    Donna Vargas: 516-712-0216 or Stephanie D’Haiti: 516-505-4421

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Established in 1947, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) is a regional, nonprofit umbrella organization for health and human service providers. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Long Island’s most vulnerable residents by responding to their needs through the promotion and development of public policies and direct services.

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110 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 101, Huntington Station, NY 11746

Phone: 516-483-1110

Fax: 516-483-4794

E-mail: connect@hwcli.com

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