Enrollment for coverage in the state’s health plan marketplace will remain open through the end of the year, NY State of Health announced. The news comes after Governor Andrew Cuomo lifted most COVID-related restrictions due to 70% of New Yorkers having had at least one dose of the vaccine.
New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health or directly through insurers.
On June 3, Governor Cuomo announced a record-breaking enrollment total of 6 million New Yorkers who have signed up for health insurance through the Marketplace across Medicaid, Essential Plan, Child Health Plus and Qualified Health Plans. This coincides with the financial assistance now available to New Yorkers through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for consumers enrolling in commercial coverage. More than 150,000 New Yorkers are expected to receive increased tax credits – and nearly 120,000 already have. Additionally, NY State of Health is expanding tax credits to tens of thousands of additional New Yorkers with higher incomes who, before the ARP, did not qualify for financial assistance.