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TraditionPLUS Hospital

Covers your hospital needs-and the hospital needs of your covered dependents-even when you are far away from home.  

A New York State resident residing within our 28 county service area.

Not eligible for group health insurance coverage.

Between the ages of 18 and 65 and not eligible for Medicare. If you are under age 19, you may be eligible to enroll in our Child Health Plus plan.


365 days of paid-in-full inpatient hospital benefits for covered services at a participating hospital.

Inpatient hospital semiprivate rooms and board (paid in full in participation hospitals).

Full range of hospital services, facilities, equipment and supplies.

Maternity care in birthing centers or hospitals.

Hospital care for newborns, up to 30 days.

Inpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation, up to 30 days.

Inpatient behavioral healthcare, up to 30 days.

Emergency care for sudden, serious illness or accidental injury.

Outpatient surgical facility charges.

Pre-admission testing.

Additional Information

Learn the difference between hospital and medical services

A complete list of covered services

How to Enroll

Read the enrollment instructions

Print and fill out the application

Then submit the materials along with proof of residence

Or contact sales at 1-800-385-2041, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST for more information.

Your coverage will become effective the date your completed application and required documentation is received.


No payment is required with your application; a bill for the cost of your quarterly premium will be mailed to you once you are enrolled.


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