NYSDA Publications

Benefits.gov Issues Newsletter

The federal benefits Web site, Benefits.gov, has issued its newsletter on accessing various federal and state benefits.  You can read the Benefits.gov newsletter below.

Compass Newsletter

May 14, 2021

Looking for Medicare Savings Programs? Learn about Eligibility Requirements


Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) are for people on Medicaid with limited income and resources.  The Medicare Savings Programs help pay some or all of a citizen’s Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance.

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Editor's Picks

February 4, 2021

What to Know About Applying for Medicaid and CHIP in Your State

Are you considering enrolling in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?  In this article, you will learn about the differences between each program, how to check your eligibility on Benefits.gov, and how and where to apply.

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March 4, 2021

5 Questions About the Health Insurance Marketplace, Answered!

Open enrollment is the period within the year that people can enroll in a health insurance plan.  Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs annually from early November to mid-December, with coverage starting in the New Year.

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