Press Release: NY State of Health Enrollment Continues to Surge for February Coverage

New Yorkers Now Have Until January 18 to Enroll in or Renew Health Insurance Coverage Beginning February 1

Consumer Demand Remains High Prompting Deadline Extension


ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2017) – NY State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace today announced that consumers now have three additional days to enroll in a health plan with coverage starting February 1.  The deadline has been extended through 11:59 p.m., January 18. The previous deadline was January 15.

"As we near the end of our Open Enrollment period, consumer demand remains high, so we want to be sure New Yorkers have ample opportunity to enroll in a health plan for February 1, 2017," said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “Extending this deadline gives consumers more time to find and enroll in a plan that meets their needs.”

As of December 24, 2016, more than 3.4 million people have enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace. Since the last Open Enrollment period ended, January 31, 2016, participation in the NY State of Health Marketplace has increased more than 22 percent. In addition, enrollment has increased in all 62 counties of the state, and the overall share of New Yorkers now enrolled through the NY State of Health has reached nearly 18 percent of the state’s population.

NY State of Health offers a variety of plans to choose from and is the only place where consumers can get financial help to pay for coverage. Many consumers buying plans through the Marketplace will qualify for increased financial assistance in 2017 to help make coverage more affordable.

Open enrollment for Qualified Health Plans began on November 1 and runs through January 31, 2017. Consumers are also encouraged to enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan now for February 1 coverage.  People who have questions or need help enrolling can log on to, call 1-855-355-5777 or make an appointment with an in-person assistor. Customer service hours are Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 




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

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