Get Ahead: Open Enrollment for Insurance Begins November 1st!

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 09, 2017  

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Are you wondering this year's insurance enrollment period?

Are you confused about what plan is best for you?

Are you overwhelmed by the different steps it takes to get insured? 

We understand that this is an intimidating process.

 

Make an appointment for health insurance enrollment here. 

 

Here Are The Really Important Dates 

Open Enrollment Period for health insurance begins November 1, 2017 and ends January 31, 2018. 

If you already have insurance, you cannot make any changes to your plan until November 16, 2017.

January 1, 2018: Plans sold during Open Enrollment Period start.

For updates on timelines and dates, click here.

 

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, 2017 and runs through January 31, 2018. 

“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. 

 

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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