Affordable Healthcare Navigator

What is the NY State of Health Marketplace?

NY State of Health is a Health Plan Marketplace.  Individuals, families, and small businesses can use it to buy health insurance.  It lets you shop and compare many health plans.  It is the only place to get help lowering the cost of health coverage by taking advantage of Advanced Premium Tax Credits and Cost Sharing Reductions (if you qualify).  You can also enroll in Medicaid and Child Health Plus through the NY State of Health.

Is there someone who can assist me with enrollment in the NY State of Health?

Yes.  In Wyoming County, there are Navigators available, at no cost, to assist individuals, as well as small businesses in obtaining health insurance.  You can enroll at any time if you have a “qualifying life event”.  These include marriage, birth, death, loss of existing coverage, new citizenship, and other instances as determined by Health and Human Services.  Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Health Plan allow you to enroll at any time.

OPEN ENROLLMENT begins November 1st each year and ends January 31st.  This is the time to sign up or change plans.

For Navigator Services contact Connie McHugh at 1(800)466-1191 or (585)786-8890