Press Release: NY State of Health Aims to Reach Uninsured New Yorkers at Libraries

Feb 10, 2017
Essential Plan, Medicaid, and Child Health Plus Enrollment is Ongoing 
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 10, 2017) – NY State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace is holding information sessions at libraries throughout the state to reach uninsured New Yorkers. Certified in-person assistors will be available to answer questions and provide enrollment assistance during more than 200 information sessions at 77 libraries in February, recognized as National Library Lover’s month. Although 2017 open enrollment for Qualified Health Plans has ended, enrollment for the Essential Plan, Medicaid and Child Health Plus is available all year long. 
“Libraries serve as local information hubs and gathering spots, especially in the winter, so we’ve made it easy for consumers to learn more about their health plan options,” said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “As part of our ongoing effort to reach consumers in locations that are convenient to them, we encourage consumers to talk with our assistors at their local library to find out what programs would be best for them.”
Consumers can find a library information session by visiting:
More than 3.6 million New Yorkers are enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace. Consumers who didn’t enroll in a Qualified Health Plan by January 31 won’t be able to enroll for the rest of 2017, unless they have a qualifying life event, such as getting married, having or adopting a baby or turning 26 (when they are no longer eligible for coverage under their parents’ plan). 
Contact: New York 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:, call the Customer Service Center at 1-855-355-5777, or contact an enrollment assistor.
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