Guide Me Quiz

There are different types of health insurance for different people.  To find out what kind of health insurance is right for you, or to help you use your current insurance, we need to ask you some questions to find out more about you.  This questionnaire includes 5 to 6 questions and should take about 5 minutes. Your answers are anonymous and confidential.

Based on your answers, the website will show you information about type of health insurance that you may be eligible for, provide links to other articles on our website, and referrals to other programs that may be able to help you.

If you don’t understand something in this interview, call us at (844) 614-8800 or email us at ican@cssny.org.

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Do you have Medicare?
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Medicare is a health insurance program run by the Federal government. It is available to people age 65 or older, people who have received Social Security Disability Insurance for at least 2 years, and people with End Stage Renal Disease. There is no income limit for Medicare. If you have Medicare, you should have received an ID card with red, white and blue stripes across the top. Some people choose to receive their Medicare benefits through a private health insurance company (called Medicare Advantage), while others opt for Original Medicare.

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Do you have New York Medicaid?
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Medicaid is a health insurance program run by the State of New York. It is available to people with limited income. If you have Medicaid, you should have received a New York Benefit ID card. You may also use this card to receive other benefits, like cash assistance or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Most people with Medicaid are required to receive their Medicaid benefits through a private health insurance company (called a Medicaid Managed Care Plan).

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Do you want to receive your Medicare and Medicaid benefits through a single health plan?
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You have a choice of how to get your Medicare and Medicaid benefits. You can choose to get all of your healthcare through a single private health insurance plan, or to keep the two separate.

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Do you need another person to help you with your activities of daily living?
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Activities of Daily Living are the routine things people do every day in caring for and using their bodies. Here are some examples of ADLs that some people need help to do: taking a shower or bath, getting dressed, preparing meals, or using the bathroom.

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Do you have a mental illness or substance use disorder?
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Mental illness can include conditions like depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Substance use disorder means using alcohol or drugs in a way that negatively impacts someone's life, or the lives of others.

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Do you have a developmental or intellectual disability?
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Developmental disabilities can include intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments that a person has had since childhood.

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