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Press Release: NY State of Health Provides Access to Affordable Health Coverage at Museums Across New York State

Apr 12, 2019

Certified Enrollment Assistors On-Site at Museums During Spring Break

 

ALBANY, NY (April 12, 2019) – NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, today announced in-person assistors will be available at 10 museums across New York State from April 15- April 27, 2019, while many public schools, colleges and universities are on Spring Break. Assistors will be on-site to answer visitors’ questions about enrolling in a health plan through the Marketplace.

“Partnering with family-friendly museums allows us to educate parents, caregivers and even museum employees about low-cost, quality health coverage,” said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “Our museum partners continue to be supportive of our efforts to provide affordable health insurance coverage, and we thank them once again for giving us the opportunity to meet with those who visit and work at these museums.”

“Museums are important community anchors that not only gather and reflect a community’s history and culture but serve as gathering place where people can come together and share information,” said Museum Association of New York Executive Director Erika Sanger. “We are delighted that NY State of Health is partnering with museums to share critical information about the Marketplace and how it can contribute to the health and wellness of our communities.”

 

April 15

Strong National Museum of Play:  1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum: 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

April 19

Utica Children’s Museum: 311 Main Street, Utica, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

April 22

Long Island Children’s Museum:  11 Davis Ave, Garden City, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology:  250 Jordan Rd, Troy, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

April 24

Staten Island Children’s Museum: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Buffalo Museum of Science: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

April 25

Cradle of Aviation Museum:  Charles Lindburgh Blvd., Garden City, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

April 26

World Awareness Children’s Museum:  89 Water St, Glens Falls, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

April 27

St Lawrence County Historical Association:  Canton Central School, 99 State St, Canton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

While the 2018 Open Enrollment Period for Qualified Health Plans has ended, some consumers who have recently experienced a major life change may be eligible to enroll through a special enrollment period. Enrollment in the Essential Plan Medicaid and Child Health Plus is available year-round for those who qualify.

All health plans offered through NY State of Health cover preventative care, such as routine doctor visits and screenings, at no additional cost. For more information about Marketplace health plans and enrolling, visit: www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov

 

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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.   You can also use our website to find an enrollment assistor or broker.

 

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