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Family Health Plus


Family Health Plus is available to individuals directly from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.


No Monthly Premium, Low Copays

You want health insurance at a cost you can afford and BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to offer Family Health Plus - a low cost plan from New York State that gives you coverage you can count on.


How do I know if I qualify?

Family Health Plus is available to you if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are an adult between the ages of 19 and 64
  • You do not have other comprehensive insurance
  • You are not eligible for Medicaid
  • You are a New York State resident living in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming counties
  • You meet specific income guidelines


Benefits under Family Health Plus

Family Health Plus provides comprehensive coverage, including:


  • Well or sick visits
  • Hospital visits
  • X-rays and lab tests
  • Vision, speech and hearing services
  • Rehabilitative services (limits apply)
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Emergency room visits and emergency ambulance transportation
  • Drug coverage
  • Drug, alcohol and mental health treatment (limits apply)
  • Diabetic equipment and supplies
  • Radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hemodialysis


Prescription drug coverage is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

View the 2012 Medicaid and Family Health Plus Formulary (list of covered drugs) for Medicaid and Family Health Plus members.

There is no monthly premium for Family Health Plus. In order to qualify, you must meet the following income guidelines.


Maximum Gross Monthly Income

Family Size

Monthly Income

Single Adult


Couples with No Children


Parents/Guardians Living with at least 1 child under 21

Family Size: 2


Family Size: 3


Family Size: 4


Family Size: 5


Family Size: 6


For each additional person add:



Choose your Doctor

With BlueCross BlueShield Family Health Plus, you choose a doctor who will coordinate your care. You have thousands of doctors from our network to choose from, and we can help you find one in your area. The doctor you see now may already be part of our network. Clink the link below to see if your provider is in our network.




How to Apply

  • Call us at 1-800-888-5407 (TTY 1-877-286-5710) to set up an appointment with a Facilitated Enroller who can help you complete an application
  • Go to your local Department of Social Services and apply directly.
  • Complete the paper application and mail it in with all of the required documentation.



Request more information now.


To contact us by phone please call 1-800-888-5407 and one of our sales specialists can assist you with any questions or set up an appointment with one of our Facilitated Enrollers.