The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is a not-for-profit health and human services planning and advocacy organization serving as the umbrella for agencies serving Long Island's poor and vulnerable individuals and families.
The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island administers the Long Island Long Term Recovery Group, a partnership of organizations dedicated to bringing recovery services to Sandy survivors, with priority given to the most vulnerable and at risk. For information about the LTRG, including a schedule of meetings and meeting notes, click here.
For updated information about resources and assistance for Long Islanders impacted by Sandy, call 211 or visit 211's Superstorm Sandy page by clicking here.
The next open-enrollment period for Long Islanders to apply for new health insurance coverage through the state's online marketplace (New York State of Health) begins on Nov. 15, 2014, and lasts through Feb. 15, 2015. Long Islanders who are already enrolled into insurance through the marketplace can renew or change their plans during that time. Long Islanders interested in getting coverage or reviewing their account and options for 2015 can visit the New York State of Health website at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call the state's call center at 1-855-355-5777.
Other key dates:
Dec. 15, 2014. Clients must enroll by the 15th if they want new coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2015. If they are changing plans, clients must enroll by the 15th to avoid a lapse in coverage.
Dec. 31. Coverage ends for 2014 plans. Coverage for 2015 plans can start as early as Jan. 1.
Feb. 15, 2015. This is the last day that clients can apply for 2015 coverage before the end of the open-enrollment period.
Have questions about the marketplace, the plans or costs? Call HWCLI at 516-505-4426 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.