|NYS and Local Retirement Systems
518-474-7736 or 1-866-805-0990
|NYS Department of Civil Service
|NYS Tax Department, Taxpayer Assistance Center
|NYS Office for the Aging
Senior Hotline: 1-800-342-9871
|Official Information and Services from
the U.S. Government
|Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
|U.S. Internal Revenue Services
|U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Healthcare and Insurance Resources
|NYS Office for the Aging health insurance information, counseling and assistance (HICAP) assistance for older New Yorkers with Medicare and private health insurance.
NY Connect provides assistance with long-term services and support programs, both medical and non-medical, for older New Yorkers and persons with disabilities of all ages.
NYS Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) provides health benefits to NYS employees and retirees and to the employees and retirees of other public employers, such as local governments and school districts, that participate in the program (participating agencies).
Additional NYSHIP information follows.
NYS retirees contact the Dept. of Civil Service, Employee Benefits Division: 518-457-5754 or 1-800-833-4344
Participating Agency retirees contact your former employer’s Health Benefits Administrator.
|Please contact your former employer for health insurance information.
|Medicare information and hotline:
1-800-633-4227, Automated System 1-800-442-8430
|Health & Human Services, with links to Medicare and Medicaid: