New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for a health plan through NY State of Health, Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighted in his nightly COVID-19 email yesterday.
If you recently lost employer coverage, you must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. You may also be eligible for other publicly funded health care coverage, depending on your financial status and age.
NY State of Health was created as part of the Affordable Care Act via a gubernatorial executive order in 2012. It is an organized marketplace that lets New Yorkers shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.
The marketplace uses a single application that enables you to check your eligibility for health care programs like Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan and enroll in these programs if applicable.
The marketplace also tells what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance purchased through the marketplace.