Press Release: NY State of Health Announces 2019 Enrollment Increases in All Counties of New York State

Feb 22, 2019

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:

 

County

Increase (%)

Increase (#)

Livingston

15%

256

Montgomery

14%

204

Hamilton

13%

30

Richmond

12%

2,462

Chautauqua

12%

480

Broome

12%

649

Schoharie

11%

99

Lewis

11%

117

Nassau

10%

7,142

Delaware

10%

133

 

Increase in Combined Qualified Health Plan & Essential Plan Enrollment between 2018 and 2019, New York City:

County

Increase (%)

Increase (#)

Richmond

12%

2,462

Bronx

8%

6,703

Queens

6%

13,029

Kings

6%

11,420

New York

6%

4,329

Total

7%

37,943

  

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.

 

 

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Contact: New York State Department of Health

518-474-7354, Ext. 1

press@health.ny.gov

 

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.

 

 

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