NY State of Health Educates Soon-to-be College Graduates About Affordable Health Coverage Options

Apr 18, 2019

More than 40 Certified Enrollment Assistors Visit Colleges Across New York State


ALBANY, NY (April 18, 2019) – NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, will be hosting informational and enrollment events at more than 20 colleges across New York State throughout the week of April 22, 2019. Certified in-person assistors will be available in high traffic areas on campuses to speak with soon-to-be graduates about how to get affordable, quality health coverage through the Marketplace.


“When a student graduates from college, they may no longer have access to a campus health plan, or they may no longer be covered under their parent’s health plan,” said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “By partnering with SUNY and other colleges throughout the state, we are able to work with students, so they don’t go a day without health coverage and help them find good, low-cost health plan choices through the Marketplace.”


“We appreciate the New York State Department of Health for their partnership in reaching out to our students, some of whom will need to purchase their own health insurance when they graduate,” said State University of New York (SUNY) Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Tod Laursen. “With more than 80 percent of SUNY graduates remaining in New York, we are fortunate to have a vibrant health exchange that gives New Yorkers seamless access to affordable insurance coverage.”


Details on the colleges participating in these events with NY State of Health can be found here.


Many students may qualify for free or very low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid or the Essential Plan. Enrollment in the Essential Plan, Medicaid and Child Health Plus is open year-round.


All health plans offered through NY State of Health cover preventative care, such as routine doctor visits and screenings, at no additional cost.  For more information about Marketplace health plans and enrolling, visit: nystateofhealth.ny.gov.




Contact: NY State Department of Health


518-474-7354 ext. 1



About NY State of Health                                                                                                     

New York opened its Health Plan Marketplace, NY State of Health, in October 2013. The Marketplace’s one stop health insurance shopping experience offers high quality comprehensive health plans. NY State of Health is the only place where consumers can qualify to get help paying for coverage through premium discounts or tax credits. Eligible New Yorkers can also enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan through the Marketplace all year.  For more information about the NY State of Health Marketplace, please visit: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call Customer Service at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1.800-662-1220.   You can also use our website to find an enrollment assistor or broker.


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