Provides an organized marketplace developed by New York State to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Individuals, families and small businesses can use the Marketplace to help them compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage online, in-person or over the phone. The Marketplace helps people to check their eligibility for health care programs like the Essential Plan, Medicaid and Child Health Plus and sign up for these programs if they are eligible. The Marketplace also tells what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance purchased through the Marketplace.
Over 170 languages through staff and translation assistance.
The annual open enrollment period begins in Fall for coverage effective the following year. Individuals and families can enroll in coverage after the open enrollment period ends if they qualify for a special enrollment period by experiencing a life change event, such as getting married or having a child. Individuals eligible for the Essential Plan, Medicaid or Child Health Plus can enroll at any time during the year. American Indians/Alaskan Natives can enroll at any time during the year. Small businesses may enroll at any time during the year.