Join Us For The Countdown: Open Enrollment for Insurance Begins November 1st!

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 27, 2016  

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Are you overwhelmed by the amount of information out there about insurance?

Are you confused about what plan is best for you?

Are you wondering how to handle the different steps it takes to get insured? 

We understand that this is an intimidating process

Click here to find out how we can help!

 

The N.Y. State Basics 

"Marketplace" is the official health plan that New York State implemented in 2013.  Open enrollment for New Yorkers looking for affordable health coverage through Qualified Health Plans begins on November 1, 2016 and runs through January 31, 2017. 

“Since its start three years ago, NY State of Health has had tremendous success, enrolling more than 2.8 million New Yorkers in affordable coverage through the Marketplace. We are pleased to announce the plans that will be offered in 2017, including a new option for consumers qualifying for Essential Plan coverage” - NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore

The creation of this plan was to get as many people insured as possbile in N.Y. State. Because health insurance is so costly, this program is crucial to making sure people are not prevented from being covered because of their incomes. The Marketplace was incited to give people of all incomes a chance to get covered and seek the health services they need to take care of themselves and their families. 

What's New in 2016: The Essential Plan 

 

 

"The Essential Plan lowers premiums to $20 or less a month and provides comprehensive benefits with no annual deductibles, free preventive care, and low copayments."

 

Here Are The Really Important Dates 

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Apicha CHC is Here To Help 

Our Enroll Manhattan Project  seeks to help New Yorkers obtain care, through understanding health insurance, how it can best work for them, and helping those who are uninsured and underinsured obtain health insurance.

What we can help you with: 

  • choosing a plan that works for you 
  • filling out the necessary paperwork 
  • making sure you understand your rights and benefits 

You can visit our website here to learn more about our Community Health Education programs & our Enroll Manhattan Project. 

 

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