Press Release: Nearly 330,000 New Yorkers Have Enrolled on NY State of Health Since Oct. 1 Launch

Jan 20, 2014

Close to 100,000 New Yorkers Have Enrolled in Health Insurance Plans Since Dec. 24

More Than 587,000 New Yorkers Have Completed Full Applications on NY State of Health Marketplace


ALBANY (Jan. 20, 2013) – NY State of Health (NYSOH), the State’s official health plan marketplace, reported that as of 9 a.m. today, 587,486 New Yorkers have completed their applications and 328,796 have enrolled for coverage since the launch of the Marketplace on October 1, 2013. The number of enrolled New Yorkers increased by 98,172 since December 24, 2013. A total of 230,624 New Yorkers enrolled through December 24 for coverage starting on January 1, 2014.

The NY State of Health open enrollment period runs through March 31, 2014. New York is on track to meet or exceed its enrollment goal of 1.1 million people by the end of 2016.

“Activity on the NY State of Health site remains high, as close to 100,000 New Yorkers enrolled for quality, low-cost health insurance since December 24,” Donna Frescatore, executive director of NY State of Health, said. “We are very pleased with our overall results to date as well, with almost 330,000 enrolled, and more than 587,000 people have completed applications since the October 1 launch of the Marketplace.”

New Yorkers continue to enroll each day through the Marketplace, and people who purchase their coverage directly are seeing premium rates that are 53 percent lower than the rates in effect in 2013 for comparable coverage. To further reduce costs, NY State of Health is making available financial assistance in the form of federal tax credits to help reduce the monthly cost of coverage. New Yorkers can access available plans, estimated costs, and financial assistance (for their county) by using the Tax Credit and Premium Estimator at http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/PremiumEstimator.

NY State of Health Customer Service Center representatives have answered nearly 463,000 calls since the launch of the Marketplace. More than 7,000 specially trained and certified assistors are available in counties throughout the state to help people apply in person.

Plans offered on NYSOH are available in four easy-to-compare metal tiers (platinum, gold, silver, and bronze) from 16 qualified insurers and 10 qualified dental insurers. New Yorkers can see plans available in their area at http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/PlansMap.

The Small Business Marketplace offers small businesses with 50 or fewer employees a range of flexible options to meet their needs. Small businesses can access expert advice and enroll on NYSOH either online at https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/employer, by calling toll-free at 1-855-355-5777, or by contacting an insurance broker.

Individuals and families can get information and enroll in a plan either online at https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/, by calling toll-free at 1-855-355-5777, or in-person through a navigator. A list of community navigators can be found by county on the website.


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Contact:
The New York State Department of Health
518 474 7354, ext. 1

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