As we work through these challenging times together, NY State of Health is committed to
ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance for all New Yorkers so they can get the
care they need during this state of emergency.
With the recent closure of businesses across the state, many New Yorkers are at risk of losing their
health insurance coverage as a result of COVID-19. Many are likely to be eligible for health
coverage with financial assistance through NY State of Health due to their loss of coverage and
income. NY State of Health opened a Special Enrollment Period last month for people who are
uninsured, and the Marketplace has started an awareness campaign to let people know that NY
State of Health is there as a safety net in difficult times like these.
New Yorkers who are without health insurance should apply now through NY State of Health. If
you lost employer coverage, you must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. Because of a
loss of income, New Yorkers may also be eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, Child Health
Plus, or subsidized Qualified Health Plan coverage.
Thousands of assisters are ready throughout the state to help consumers enroll by phone. NY
State of Health is committed to helping New Yorkers get the coverage they need so they can get
the care they need.
Visit us at: www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov and let us help you find a health care plan that works
If you have additional questions you can contact the Marketplace directly at 518-486-9102 or