Press Release: NY State of Health Urges Uninsured New Yorkers to get Covered Before Midnight Deadline Tomorrow

Jan 30, 2019

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ALBANY, N.Y. (January 30, 2019) - NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, is reminding New Yorkers that the final 2019 deadline to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan is midnight on January 31. So far, more than 4.7 million New Yorkers have enrolled through the Marketplace. The number of New Yorkers enrolling continues to climb, significantly outpacing enrollment totals from the end of the 2018 enrollment period.

Enrollment Highlights as of January 30, 2019:


·         265,209 consumers have enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP), an 8 percent increase from 2018.


·         Enrollment in the Essential Plan for lower-income New Yorkers is 784,202.


“The clock is ticking for consumers who want to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan for 2019.” said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “Consumer demand for affordable coverage is high. We encourage New Yorkers who want a health plan to shop the Marketplace and enroll today in the affordable coverage they deserve.”

Consumers can enroll in a health plan online at, with the help of an in-person assistor or by calling the Customer Service Center at 1-855-355-5777. The Customer Service Center will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Consumers can enroll online until midnight on Thursday, January 31.


Once Open Enrollment ends, consumers may sign up only if they experience a life-change event such as losing their health coverage, getting married, having a child or moving. Enrollment in the Essential Plan, Medicaid and Child Health Plus is available year-round.





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

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