It’s hard to believe, but the second open enrollment period for NY State of Health is just a few months away. And, it’s never to early to start planning.
HCFANY has partnered with the Healthcare Education Project (SEIU 1199), Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and several other organizations to launch a second series of Regional Outreach Summits. Last year, a Statewide summits and regional summits throughout the State brought together community leaders and stakeholders to prepare for the first open enrollment season. This year, 7 Regional Summits will provide the same opportunity to gather, this time to examine best practices from the first year of outreach and enrollment for NY State of Health.
Enrollments in affordable, quality coverage have been surged since the opening of the NY State of Health in October 2013, with over 1.3 million enrolled by the middle of the summer. Enrollments through Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and private insurance through Special Enrollment Periods have continued climbing since the open enrollment closed on April 15. The next open enrollment period spans November 15 2014 to February 15, 2015, and will again provide an opportunity for New Yorkers to enroll in any type of coverage for which they qualify.
Representatives from community-based non-profits and service organizations, small business, Navigators and CACs, healthcare facilities, unions, health plans, and healthcare advocates are encouraged to attend the summit in their region.
Below is a list of all the summits, with links to more information on our events page. Contact local coordinators listed below with questions and to RSVP for the Summit closest to you:*
Wednesday, September 10, 2014*9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
To register (by September 5): http://bronx-manhattan-aca-summit.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact Mark Hannay at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 212-925-1829
Friday, September 12, 2014*10:30 am – 3:00 pm
SEIU Albany, 155 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
To register, visit: http://action.citizenactionny.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=423358 or contact Bob Cohen at email@example.com or 518-465-4600 x104.
NASSAU/SUFFOLK (LONG ISLAND)
Monday, September 22, 2014 * 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
1199SEIU, 100 Duffy Avenue, Suite 3W, Hicksville, NY 11801
To register: Email Luis Valenzuela at Luis.Valenzuela@1199funds.org
CENTRAL NEW YORK (Binghamton, Syracuse)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014*1:00 – 4:30 pm
Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 E. Frederick St, Binghamton, NY 13904
To register: Contact Sarah Lourdes Lister by phone at 607-723-0110 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROOKLYN/QUEENS/STATEN ISLAND (NYC)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014*10:30 am – 2:00 pm
York College, City University of New York (Faculty Dining Room),
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11451
To register: RSVP to email invitation or contact Marcelle Dinnall at Marcelle.Dinnall@1199funds.org.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 * 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
(Registration and breakfast begin at 9:30 am)
Ramada Inn Conference Center, 542 Route 9, Fishkill (exit 13 off I-84)
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hudson-valley-regional-enrollment-summit-tickets-12858962503. RSVP by Sept 29.
WESTERN NEW YORK (Buffalo, Rochester)
Thursday, October 2, 2014*9:00 am – 12 noon
1199SEIU Conference Room, 2421 Main Street, Buffalo 14214
To register: RSVP to email invitation or contact Bill Covington by phone at 716-995-3705 or email at email@example.com.
*Please make sure to include your full name, title, organization, and phone number when you RSVP.
We look forward to another successful year of enrollment to ensure all New Yorkers have access to quality health insurance!
This event series is being held in cooperation with New York State of Health, www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov