Press Release: NY State of Health and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Highlight Quality, Low-Cost Health Coverage at Farmers Markets this Summer

Jul 11, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 11, 2018) – NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, continues its partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets by educating families about affordable health insurance coverage at more than 24 farmers markets throughout the state this summer. Certified enrollment assistors will be available at select farmers markets to answer questions about enrolling in a health plan through the Marketplace.

Details on which farmers market locations will have NY State of Health Assistors on site are included here.

Through the partnership, New Yorkers are encouraged to lead healthier lives with access to fresh, locally grown foods and affordable, quality health insurance coverage.

All health plans offered through NY State of Health cover preventive care, such as routine doctor visits and screenings, at no additional cost. Enrollment in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan is open all year. Open Enrollment for 2019 begins November 1st, but some consumers who have recently experienced a qualifying life event may be eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through a special enrollment period.





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: or call Customer Service at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1-800-662-1220 or find an enrollment assistor. 



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