Welcome to the NY State of Health Assistor Tool Kit.
On this page you will find specific tools and resources to help you reach and assist consumers, and also stay up-to-date with the latest information from NY State of Health. Many of these resources can also be downloaded and printed.
Interested in becoming an assistor certified to help consumers apply on NY State of Health?
Sign up for training
Assistors must be employed by an agency that is authorized by the New York State Department of Health. If your agency is interested in having assistors, you may contact the New York State Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org to be approved.
The Essential Plan is a program for eligible New Yorkers enrolling in coverage through the NY State of Health. The Essential Plan covers all of the essential health benefits covered under the Qualified Health Plans offered on the Marketplace, including inpatient and outpatient care, physician services, diagnostic services and prescription drugs among others, with no annual deductible and low out-of-pocket cos
On September 14, 2021, NY State of Health released a status report on the implementation of both the American Rescue Plan Act and 2021 enhancements to New York’s Essential Plan that increase the affordability and accessibility of Marketplace coverage. NY State of Health is issuing this report and will regularly report enrollment updates, consistent with the spirt of Governor Hochul’s
On July 19, 2021, NY State of Health submitted a request for a Cooperative Agreement to support State Exchange Modernization. On September 10, 2021, NY State of Health was awarded a $1.1 million State Exchange Modernization Grant.
This funding will support Information Technology system development needs and consumer education that have resulted from new federal requirements under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).