NY State of Health opens special enrollment period

By on March 21, 2020
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On March 16, NY State of Health, the State’s official health plan Marketplace, announced measures to ensure that healthcare is available to all who need it. A special enrollment period for eligible individuals to enroll in insurance coverage through the Marketplace, or directly through insurers, has been opened through April 15. Individuals who enroll in Qualified Health Plans through NY State of Health or directly through insurers between now and April 15, 2020, will have coverage effective starting April 1, 2020. 

Individuals who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs – Medicaid, Essential Plan, and Child Health Plus – may enroll year-round at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, by phone at 855-355-5777, and by working with enrollment assistors. 

New York State is currently preparing for potential staffing shortages during the pandemic. Willing and qualified health professionals (including retired individuals) are asked to submit their information at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/retired-health-professional. 

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