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Helpful Links

For those with disability, life insurance or health claim issues or concerns, the following links (with a particular emphasis on New York) may be helpful:

Patient Advocacy and Patients’ Rights Organizations

The Association of the Bar of NYC   
Cancer Advocacy Project
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY  10036
Tel:  212.382.6600
Website: www.nycbar.org/

The Brain Tumor Foundation
1350 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 1200
New York, NY  10001
Tel:  212.265.2401
Website: www.braintumorfoundation.org

Cancer Care Inc.
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY  10001
Tel.:  212.712.8400
Website:  www.cancercare.org

Center for Disability Advocacy Rights (CEDAR)
841 Broadway, Suite 605
New York, NY  10003
Tel.:  212.979.0505
Website:  www.cedarlaw.org

Center for HIV Law & Policy
65 Broadway, Suite 832
New York, NY  10006
Tel.:  212.430.6733
Website:  www.hivlawandpolicy.org

Center for Independence of the Disabled
841 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY  10003
Tel.:  212.674.2300
Website: www.cidny.org/

Center for Medical Consumers
239 Thompson Street
New York, NY  10012
Tel.:  212.674.7105
Website: www.medicalconsumers.org

Children’s Defense Fund – Child Health Division
15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1200
New York, NY  10038
Tel.:  212.697.2323
Website: www.cdfny.org

Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies
90 Broad Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY  10004
Tel.:  212.742.1600
Website:  www.coalitionny.org

Commission on the Public’s Health System
45 Clinton Street
New York, NY  10002
Tel.:  212.246.0803
Website:  www.cphsnyc.org

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (HIV/AIDS)
Legal Services & Client Advocacy
119 W. 24th Street
New York, NY  10011
Tel.:  212.367.1000
Website:  www.gmhc.org

Health Care Rights Initiative
233 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4A
New York, NY 10016
Tel.: 800.439.3155
Website: hcri.org/

Legal Action Center
Legal Services
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel.: 212.243.1313
Website: www.lac.org

Legal Aid Society of New York
Disability Advocacy Project, Health Law Unit, HIV/AIDS Representation Project
199 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
Tel.: 212.577.3300
Website: www.legal-aid.org

MS Society – New York City Chapter
Legal Programs & Services
733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel.: 212.463.7787
Website: www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NYN/index.aspx

Medicare Rights Center
520 Eighth Avenue, North Wing, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel.: 212.869.3850
Website:www.medicarerights.org

New York Legal Assistance Group
LegalHealth
Various Locations
Tel.: 212.613.5808
Website: www.legalhealth.org

 National Alliance on Mental Illness
NYC Metro Affiliate
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103
New York, NY  10018
Tel.:  212.684.3365
Website: www.naminycmetro.org

NY Statewide Senior Action Council Inc.
275 State Street
Albany, NY  12210
Tel.:  518.436.1006
Helpline:  800.333.4374
Website:  www.nysenior.org


Government Resources

New York Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau

  • Main Website:  NYAG Health Care Bureau
  • Executive Offices:
    • Albany:  The Capitol, Albany, NY  12224-0341, [Health Care Bureau: Tel.:  518.474.8376] 
    • New York:  120 Broadway, New York, NY  10271-0332, [Health Care Bureau: Tel.:  212.416.6305]
  • Helpline:
    • Toll Free: 1.800.428.9071
    • Out of State: 518.486.6622
  • Submit a Complaint:

New York State Department of Financial Services – Consumer Information

  • Main Website: NYSDFS- Consumers
  • Consumer Services Offices:
    • Albany: One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12257 [Tel.: 518.474.6600] 
    • New York: 25 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004 [Tel.: 212.480.6400]
    • Buffalo: Walter Mahoney Office Building, 65 Court Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 [Tel.: 716.847.7618
    • Long Island: 163 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, NY 11501 [Tel.: 516.248.5886]
  • General Insurance Inquiries
  • Submit a Complaint:

  Dept of Labor – Employee Benefits Security Administration (ERISA Claims)

  • Main Website:  www.dol.gov/ebsa
  • General Information:  EBSA FAQS
  • Toll Free Hotline:  1.866.444.EBSA (1.866.444.3272)
  • Main Office: U.S. Dept of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210
  • Regional Offices:
    • New York [Eastern]/New Jersey [Northern]: New York Regional Office, 33 Whitehall St, Ste 1200, New York, NY 10004 [Tel.: 212.607.8600; Fax.: 212.607.8681]
    • New York [Central/Western]/Connecticut: Boston Regional Office, JFK Federal Building, 15 New Sudbury St, Rm 575, Boston, MA 02203 [Tel.: 617.565.9600; Fax.: 617.565.9666]
    • New Jersey [Southern]:  Philadelphia Regional Office, 170 S Independence Mall West, Suite 870 West, Philadelphia, PA  19106 [Tel.:  215.861.5300; Fax.:  215.861.5347]
  • EBSA Online Inquiry Form:  Ask EBSA

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