Last week, the NY State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s official health plan Marketplace, announced that more than 3.6 million New Yorkers have enrolled in health coverage through NYSOH. This represents an increase of 28 percent since January 2016. More than 45,000 New Yorkers enrolled in the final two days of the 2017 open enrollment period.
According to the press release, more than 242,000 people enrolled in Qualified Health Plans, and nearly 60 percent qualified for federal subsidies to make monthly premiums more affordable.
The release also highlights the major success of the Essential Plan, New York’s Basic Health Plan, which now has more than 665,000 New Yorkers enrolled – a 75 percent increase since last year.
There are also more than 2.4 million New Yorkers enrolled in Medicaid through the Marketplace and nearly 300,000 enrolled in Child Health Plus.
Open enrollment has ended, but New Yorkers eligible for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or Essential Plan coverage can enroll at any time through the NYSOH website. If you need help enrolling, Navigators are available to provide in-person assistance. Please visit https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/IPANavigatorSiteLocations or call (888) 614-5400 to find a Navigator in your area.