NY State of Health 1332 Waiver Information Page

11/14/23 Update: New York has submitted updates to its 1332 Waiver Application to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Treasury for the expansion of its Essential Plan. The updated materials are available for review  here. New York will be holding two public hearings on the proposed changes on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (ET) and Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 10:00AM ET.  

Federal Comment Period 

The federal government will also be accepting written comments on New York’s proposed changes through December 2, 2023. To submit a written comment, email stateinnovationwaivers@cms.hhs.gov. Visit https://www.cms.gov/marketplace/states/section-1332-state-innovation-waivers for details.


6/6/23 Update: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of the Treasury, have determined New York's application complete and opened the Federal public comment period for New York’s Section 1332 waiver application. The waiver completeness letter is available below. The Federal Public Comment Period will be open until July 5, 2023. To submit a public comment, please email stateinnovationwaivers@cms.hhs.gov.  The CMS notice is available for review here.


5/5/12 Update: 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:

2/10/23 Update: The NYS Department of Health issued a press release on its intention to submit a proposal for the expansion of the Essential Plan.  Read it here.

Public Hearings and Tribal Consultation

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

November 28, 2023

November 17, 2023

February 23, 2023 

February 22, 2023 

Tribal Consultation 

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