The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is a not-for-profit health and human services planning and advocacy organization serving as the umbrella for agencies serving Long Island's poor and vulnerable individuals and families.
Health and Welfare Council of Long Island administers the Long Island Long Term Recovery Group, a partnership of organizations dedicated to bringing recovery services to Sandy survivors, with priority given to the most vulnerable and at risk. For information about the LTRG, including a schedule of meetings and meeting notes, click here.
For updated information about resources and assistance for Long Islanders impacted by Sandy, call 211 or visit 211's Superstorm Sandy page by clicking here.
The first open enrollment period for the state's new online health insurance marketplace (New York State of Health) ended on March 31, 2014. However, Long Islanders who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, as well as those who experience major life events affecting their household size and/or income such as a job loss, are able to enroll year-round. Long Islanders interested in getting coverage can visit the New York State of Health website at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call the state's call center at 1-855-355-5777.
Have questions about the marketplace, the plans or costs? Call HWCLI at 516-505-4426.