Press Release: NY State of Health Announces 2019 Enrollment Increases in All Counties of New York State
County-Level Data Shows Largest Enrollment Increases in NYC and All Upstate Regions
Total Marketplace Enrollment is More Than 4.7 Million
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 22, 2019) -- NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, today released county-level enrollment data as of January 31, 2019, showing that overall enrollment increased in each of New York’s 62 counties. Total enrollment in the Marketplace is now over 4.7 million people, reflecting an increase of more than 435,000 people from 2018. NY State of Health focused increased marketing and outreach efforts in areas with higher uninsured rates, which contributed to enrollment gains across all program types. Statewide, enrollment in Qualified Health Plans and the Essential Plan combined, increased by over 70,000 (7 percent) compared with 2018.
“It’s evident that the demand for quality, affordable health coverage is high in every corner of the state,” said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “With a robust choice of health plans and affordable premiums, NY State of Health is the place consumers come to get covered.”
Total QHP and EP enrollment across all New York City boroughs increased by nearly 38,000 people this year. And, several upstate counties and Long Island had significant enrollment gains.
Counties with the Highest Percentage Increase in Combined Qualified Health Plan & Essential Plan Enrollment between 2018 and 2019:
Increase in Combined Qualified Health Plan & Essential Plan Enrollment between 2018 and 2019, New York City:
Enrollment data for all counties and programs is available here.
Additional demographic and health plan specific information for the 2019 Open Enrollment Period will be available in the coming weeks.
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: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ or call Customer Service at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1-800-662-1220 or find an enrollment assistor.