NY State of Health Releases County-Level Enrollment Data

Marketplace Enrollment Increased in Every County of the State

Total Marketplace Enrollment is over 4.3 million New Yorkers

ALBANY, N.Y -- NY State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace, today released county-level enrollment data as of January 31, 2018, showing that overall enrollment increased in each of New York's 62 counties. Total enrollment in the Marketplace is now over 4.3 million people, reflecting an increase of 700,000 people (19 percent) from 2017. Many upstate counties saw significant enrollment gains in the last year.

"Consumers from Chautauqua to Suffolk and every county in between are shopping for health plans through the Marketplace," said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. "With affordable premiums and a robust choice of plans, NY State of Health is where New Yorkers go to get covered."

Statewide, enrollment in the Essential Plan and Qualified Health Plans, insurance coverage for New Yorkers not eligible for Medicaid, collectively increased by 9 percent compared with 2017. Enrollment in these programs increased in 58 New York State counties.

Counties with the Highest Percentage Increase in Total Marketplace Enrollment
between 2017 and 2018

County Increase (%) Increase (#)
Oneida 47% 15,626
Rockland 45% 34,992
St. Lawrence 44% 5,339
Allegany 41% 2,672
Schoharie 40% 1,710
Oswego 40% 7,446
Jefferson 40% 6,043
Herkimer 39% 4,103
Orange 39% 26,830
Monroe 38% 38,913

Counties with the Highest Percentage Increase in Combined Qualified Health Plan & Essential Plan Enrollment
between 2017 and 2018

County Increase (%) Increase (#)
Lewis 17% 149
Oneida 16% 952
Allegany 14% 169
Niagara 14% 796
Rockland 14% 2,003
Chenango 13% 182
Montgomery 13% 168
Nassau 13% 7,759
Columbia 13% 324
Schenectady 12% 588
Richmond 12% 2,202

Enrollment data for all counties and programs is available at https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/2018countylevelenrollmentdata

Throughout the 2018 Open Enrollment Period, customers had a broad choice of health plans to choose from and many individuals who qualified for federal tax credits to purchase a Qualified Health Plan saw premiums for coverage decrease compared with 2017.

Additional demographic and health plan specific information for the 2018 Open Enrollment Period will be available in the coming weeks.