Jess Joseph, Board Certified Patient Advocate


Jess Joseph, Patient Advocate

New York has been my home for over 40 years. At present I live in Carnegie Hill on the Upper East Side. Since 2012, when I enrolled in Medicare myself, I have been showing New Yorkers over 65 how to navigate Medicare’s confusing set of rules and options.

I received my training in Medicare advocacy at the Medicare Rights Center and continued my education in health insurance at Community Health Advocates, both right here in New York City.

For the past six years I have served as Patient Advocate for the Himan Brown Senior Program at the 92nd Street Y and for the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center at First Avenue and 93rd St. I am a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA), have a Certificate in Patient Advocacy from UCLA, and earned my BA at the University of Chicago.

New York State has unique rules covering Medicare Supplements (Medigap). If you want to find the Medicare plan that meets your individual needs at the lowest cost, you need to understand these rules. You also need to decipher the differences between the Medicare Advantage plans and Part D prescription drug plans offered in New York City.

My practice is limited to New York so I can focus us on the unique opportunities we New Yorkers have to save money, opportunities that national publications, websites and agencies cannot adequately cover.

Many people ask me if I am a broker. I am not. I do not receive compensation from brokers, insurance companies or third parties from referrals. When I work with individuals privately I charge for my services. I do not charge for my work with nonprofit organizations like the 92nd Street Y and the Stanley Isaacs Center.

As a patient advocate I listen carefully to my clients medical and financial concerns. My work is not done until they understand all of their choices for Medicare coverage. Once that goal is achieved the choice for each individual is usually obvious.

You will find me listed in the AdvoConnection Directory of Private, Independent, Professional Patient Advocates and Navigators where you can read reviews from people I have helped.

I am proud to be a member of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates and have signed and abide by the Health Advocate’s Code of Conduct and Professional Standards.

If you would like to arrange for a private consultation or group presentation, please call me at (212) 996-9595 or email me at

Jess Joseph
Board Certified Patient Advocate