Marketplace Enrollment Increased in Every County of the State
Total Marketplace Enrollment is over 4.3 million New Yorkers
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 27, 2018) -- NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, today released county-level enrollment data as of January 31, 2018, showing that overall enrollment increased in each of New York’s 62 counties. Total enrollment in the Marketplace is now over 4.3 million people, reflecting an increase of 700,000 people (19 percent) from 2017. Many upstate counties saw significant enrollment gains in the last year.
“Consumers from Chautauqua to Suffolk and every county in between are shopping for health plans through the Marketplace,” said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “With affordable premiums and a robust choice of plans, NY State of Health is where New Yorkers go to get covered.”
Statewide, enrollment in the Essential Plan and Qualified Health Plans, insurance coverage for New Yorkers not eligible for Medicaid, collectively increased by 9 percent compared with 2017. Enrollment in these programs increased in 58 New York State counties.
Counties with the Highest Percentage Increase in Total Marketplace Enrollment between 2017 and 2018
Counties with the Highest Percentage Increase in Combined Qualified Health Plan & Essential Plan Enrollment between 2017 and 2018
Enrollment data for all counties and programs is available at https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/2018countylevelenrollmentdata
Throughout the 2018 Open Enrollment Period, customers had a broad choice of health plans to choose from and many individuals who qualified for federal tax credits to purchase a Qualified Health Plan saw premiums for coverage decrease compared with 2017.
Additional demographic and health plan specific information for the 2018 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.