Press Release: NY State of Health Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy by Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Care

Jan 16, 2020

Certified In-Person Assistors Provide Enrollment Opportunities at MLK Day Events Across the State Leading up to January 31 Enrollment Deadline

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 16, 2020) – NY State of Health, the State’s official health plan Marketplace, today announced participation in several Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events being held throughout the State. Certified In-Person Assistors will be at events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to ensure New Yorkers have access to high-quality, affordable health care and to answer questions regarding enrolling or re-enrolling through the Marketplace. All events are open to the public.

“We are excited to meet New Yorkers at events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help them find a quality, low-cost health plan during Open Enrollment,” said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “Enrollment in a 2020 Qualified Health Plan runs through January 31, and our participation in these events offers New Yorkers another opportunity to complete the enrollment process.”

NY State of Health is participating in the following Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events:

 

Albany

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance

Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Albany, NY 12242

January 20, 2020

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Brooklyn

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Dance Day

RestorationART in Bedford-Stuyvesant

1368 Fulton Street, 11216

January 19, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Bronx

Martin Luther King Serv-a-thon Resource Fairs in Partnership with Hunger Free America

Project Bravo

3058 Bainbridge Ave

Bronx, NY 10467

January 17, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Bronx

Martin Luther King Serv-a-thon Resource Fairs in Partnership with Hunger Free America

Project Bravo

3058 Bainbridge Ave

Bronx, NY 10467

January 22, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Manhattan

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Music and Film Book Discussion

New York City, New York

135 E 46th St

New York, NY 10017

January 23, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Putnam

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Concert

Desmond-Fish Library

472 Route 403

Garrison, NY 10524

January 20, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saratoga

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Troy Children’s Concert

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

475 Moe Rd

Clifton Park, NY 12065

January 20, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Sullivan

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Weekend

Frost Valley YMCA

2000 Frost Valley Rd

Claryville, NY 12725

January 20, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

The Marketplace offers a choice of health plans across all Marketplace programs – Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan and Qualified Health Plans – in every county of the state, with free in-person assistance available to help consumers shop for and enroll in the best coverage for themselves and their families.

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.

 Consumers can enroll in a health plan by:

  • Calling the Customer Service Center at 1-855-355-5777
  • Visiting the website at nystateofhealth.ny.gov
  • Meeting with an in-person assistor. Find an assistor here.

 

  The NY State of Health Customer Service Center is open:

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Extended hours on Saturday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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Contact: NY State Department of Health

press@health.ny.gov

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.

 

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