Our Health Plan complies with federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Health Plan does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
The Health Plan:
Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services and are a Child Health Plus or Managed Medicaid member, please call 1-800-650-4359. If you are an Essential Plan member, please call 1-877-626-9298.
All others, please call 1-800-499-1275. If you believe that the Health Plan has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
Attn: Civil Rights Coordinator
PO Box 4717
Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: 1-800-614-6575 (TTY 711)
You can file a grievance in person or by mail or fax. If you need help filing a grievance, the
Health Plan’s Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 1-800-368-1019 (TTY 711)