NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) -

What: Working America Health Care announces the opening of an office in New York City, where workers not covered by an employer or union health insurance plan can connect with licensed professionals to purchase coverage, discuss concerns and ask questions about Obamacare. New Yorkers who cannot visit a local office can still get help through the Working America Health Care program's hotline or by visiting

When: The New York City office is now open for drop-in visits every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The office will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27.

The New York City office will be open for drop-in visits during office hours through the end of enrollment. The Working America Health Care program may hold additional office hours in this location, as well as visit additional locations in New York City, between now and Feb. 15, 2015.

New York City Office:
275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Statewide Help:

Why: Working America Health Care is a consumer advocacy program that helps working-class Americans learn about health insurance marketplaces; connect with licensed brokers to better understand their options and purchase coverage; and receive the most out of their health insurance plans and budgets.

Even those looking to renew last year's plan can benefit by checking out the Working America Health Care program before "auto-renewing" their plan. Purchasing a plan through licensed brokers affiliated with Working America Health Care costs the same as purchasing through another broker or on a public exchange and includes access to added member benefits at no additional cost, including:

  • Dental and vision care savings plans provided by Union Plus
  • Health Advocate service for assistance with coverage and claims questions as well as a nurse helpline
  • Free membership in Working America

Who: Working America Health Care's project director Brandon Koebbe is available for inquiries about the program and the members who are benefiting from its Health Advocate service. Tony Cheng of Working America and Eleanor Trice of Union Plus are also available. Members who've purchased a plan may be available upon request.

About the Working America Health Care Program:
The Working America Health Care program is a joint effort between Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, and Union Privilege, created by the AFL-CIO to deliver benefits programs, discounts and services to over 13 million current and retired working people. Union Privilege, through its Union Plus brand, brings unique member-only value and high-quality service to Working America's 3.3 million members and their families.

Contact Information:

For More Information Contact:
Erin Bocherer
Cogenta Communications