The open enrollment period for applying for coverage in the State’s health marketplace has been extended to March 31.
Governor Cuomo’s office says this is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Extending the open enrollment period helps to align New York with the federal Public Health Emergency, which was recently extended to April 20.
Coverage start dates:
- Enroll by February 15: Coverage starts March 1
- Enroll March 15: Coverage starts April 1
- Enroll by March 31: Coverage starts May 1
Individuals eligible for other NY State of Health programs such as Medicaid, the Essential Plan and Child Health Plus can enroll year-round.