Open Enrollment for the New York State of Health Marketplace begins this Sunday, November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. During Open Enrollment, consumers can switch plans or enroll for the first time.
New this year is the Essential Plan, a low or no cost health insurance option available to those who are over the income limit for Medicaid but still struggling with healthcare costs, despite subsidies. Depending on income, Essential Plan premiums range from $0 to $20 per month.
Consumers enrolled in Qualified Health Plans will renew their coverage between November 16, 2015 and December 15, 2016. At renewal, consumers will have the opportunity to compare plan options for 2016 coverage.
Applications and renewals can be completed online at https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ or by calling 1-855-355-5777