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PEU establishes partnership with DVS to connect more NYC Veterans with health coverage

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The Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) and the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) have established a partnership to connect more New York City Veterans with health coverage.

The partnership was announced in a statement in Friday November 11, 2022.

According to the partnership, New York City Veterans will have new pathways to get enrolled in the health insurance plans that are right for them.

“This partnership will ensure that no Veterans are left behind,” the statement reads.

This partnership announcement also coincides with Open Enrollment in New York, which has been running continuously since the start of the pandemic. All New Yorkers have options to find health care for themselves and their families, regardless of income level, immigration status, or Veteran status.

“Too many New Yorkers are missing out on the benefits they deserve, and that includes health care,” said Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives Sheena Wright.

“The collaboration with Get Covered NYC ensures that New York City’s veterans can access affordable, quality health care. Thank you to the Department of Veterans Services and Public Engagement Unit—and the many agencies and community-based nonprofits on the ground—who are improving access to these critical resources in our city.”

“Good health is the foundation of a fulfilling life, and every New York City Veteran deserves to live with purpose and dignity,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom.

“CoveredNYCVet creates an easy access point for our city’s military and Veteran community to get connected to reliable health care options. I am thrilled that the Department of Veterans’ Services and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit are working together to further serve our Veteran families.

“DVS is proud to partner with the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit on this effort,” said Department of Veterans’ Services Commissioner James Hendon.

He added, “It’s important that we meet our Veterans where they are to ensure they get proper health care. Benefits navigation can be difficult for Veteran families who are already juggling a lot—GetCoveredVet makes it convenient for NYC Veterans to explore their options and make the right decision about health coverage.

“This Veterans Day, we want to send a clear message that the City of New York is here to support our Veterans and their wellbeing.”

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