It’s the end of Annual Open Enrollment! StateWide’s Counselors are available all day on December 7th! You can call us for your last minute #Medicare questions, plan comparisons, and enrollments.  Also:

  • Accessing Services and Benefits
  • Patients Rights
  • Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Dial 800-333-4374 for help, our phone lines are open until midnight! 

Patient Advocates Teach in - November 2023

If you missed our teach in on November 21, please view the recording.  Just click on the red button (below).

  • Topic: Successful Prosecution of Health Care Fraud in NYS
  • Speakers: Christopher R. Moran, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of NY and Emily Auletta, Special Assistant Attorney General, NYS Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  • FLYER for more information
  • If you have any questions, please call our Helpline at 800-333-4374

Patient Advocate Teach in - October 2023

If you missed our teach in with Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), you can view the presentation and recording (below).

  • October 31, 2023  Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Topic: 2024 Medicare Open Enrollment
  • Presentation

Patient Advocate Program Teach ins - Recordings

MAY 2023 – The Prior Approval Process for Needed Medications and How to Appeal

APRIL 2023 – National Emerging Drug Threats in the United States

MARCH 2023 – Personal Medical Debt in New York State and
How to Prevent Aggressive Debt Collection Practices

FEBRUARY 2023 – Autopsies and the Role of the Coroner

JANUARY 2023 – Unwinding After the Public Health Emergency Ends – Transitions to Coverage and Assistance Under Medicare, Medicaid & the Medicare Savings Program


Watch the latest 7 On Your Side Segments with Reporter Nina Pineda and Executive Director Maria Alvarez

  • 5/12/23: 7 On Your Side: Tips to avoid scams amid end of COVID emergency.  Click HERE to view the video.
  • 5/11/23: COVID-19 emergency ending: 7 On Your Side explains what it means for you.  Click HERE to view the video.


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