12 Facts to Know About Enrolling in Health Insurance

Apicha Community Health Center Nov 02, 2018  

family-outdoor-happy-happiness-160994

Enrollment for health insurance is open beginning November 1, 2019. This means that you can enroll for health insurance, among a couple other things. We know that health insurance can be a tricky process for some folks, so here are twelve facts to help answer some questions. If you'd like more information regarding enrolling for health insurance, click here. 


12 Helpful Facts About Health Insurance Enrollment

  1. New York state’s open enrollment is from November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020, longer than other open enrollments in the U.S.
  2. Open enrollment for brand new applications on the NY State of Health Marketplace begins on November 1, 2019.  Renewals begin on November 16, 2019.
  3. Last day to apply for January 1, 2020 coverage is December 15, 2019.
  4. Open enrollment ends on January 31, 2020.
  5. You can receive in-person enrollment assistance from health insurance navigators who speak Spanish, Chinese, Bangla, and English.
  6. Last day to apply for February 1, 2020 coverage is January 15, 2020.
  7. Last day to apply for March 1, 2020 coverage is January 31, 2020.
  8. To receive Advanced Premium Tax Credits, you must have filed your 2018 taxes if you made income.
  9. Medicaid and Essential plan enrollment happens all year round.
  10. You could receive financial assistance, if you qualify.  Last year about 149,000 people received help paying their premiums.
  11. 4.7 million New Yorkers enrolled in health insurance through New York State of Health Marketplace.
  12. 217,873 New Yorkers enrolled into a Qualified Health Plan on New York State of Health Marketplace as of January 1, 2019.

How Apicha CHC can help

If you need assistance enrolling for health insurance, Apicha CHC has staff dedicated to helping you. You can schedule an appointment with one of our health insurance Navigators, who will help you enroll and pick a plan that is right for you.

Health Clinic New York | Apicha Community Health Center


Ready to take action about your health?
 request an appointment

Subscribe For Updates

Early Signs of HIV

Early Signs of HIV

Early HIV is the beginning stage of HIV disease, right after HIV infection occurs. If you were not...
Substance Abuse 101: Cocaine

Substance Abuse 101: Cocaine

Cocaine is another commonly abused substance. It has a number of negative health effects and is...
Substance Abuse 101: Alcohol

Substance Abuse 101: Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the most popular, easily accessible, and dangerous substance people can abuse....

"I Swallow Daily" API Artists Discuss PrEP, Stigma, & Representation

APIs remain one of the minority groups in NYC that have not seen a decrease in new HIV diagnoses....
Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is here, and is key to improving quality of life for everyone. If you haven't heard...
Activities You Can Do During Quarantine & Self-Isolation

Activities You Can Do During Quarantine & Self-Isolation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many folks have begun to quarantine and self-isolate. Although...
Five Ways to Stay Connected With Loved Ones During Quarantine

Five Ways to Stay Connected With Loved Ones During Quarantine

During this time, many people are are self-isolating and quarantining. Although this is the best...
Everything You Need to Know About Telehealth

Everything You Need to Know About Telehealth

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Apicha CHC has made numerous operational adjustments...
Recognizing National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Recognizing National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 20. This day serves to raise awareness and...
New York State Announces Special Insurance Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers

New York State Announces Special Insurance Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers

NY State of Health, together with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS),...