NY State of Health 1332 Waiver Information Page

Updated: May 12, 2023

On May 12, 2023, New York submitted its final Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver application to expand the Essential Plan to New Yorkers with incomes up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level to the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury. Through this expansion of Essential Plan coverage, the State seeks to increase access to high quality, affordable health insurance for low- and moderate-income individuals.

The final application materials are available for review here.

The public comments and materials related to the public comment period are available for review as follows:


Public Hearings and Tribal Consultation

The presentations for these sessions and other information regarding the public notice are included in the attachments section below.

February 22, 2023 

February 23, 2023 

Tribal Consultation 


The NYS Department of Health issued a press release on its intention to submit a proposal for the expansion of the Essential Plan on February 10, 2023.  Read it here.

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