NY State of Health Connects Job Seekers with Health Insurance Coverage at Job Fairs Across the State

Qualified Health Plan Enrollment Period Extended Through the End of the Public Health Emergency

Enhanced Tax Credit Savings Remain Available Throughout 2022

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 3, 2022) &ndash NY State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace, is providing free, onsite enrollment assistance to job seekers across the state. NY State of Health certified enrollment assistors will be available at more than 12 in-person job fairs throughout the spring to answer questions about health coverage available through the Marketplace and to schedule appointments to enroll.

New York's 2022 Open Enrollment Period for Qualified Health Plans (QHP) will remain open for the duration of the federal public health emergency, as announced on January 14, 2022.

"Having quality, affordable health insurance is more important than ever and NY State of Health is here to help," said NY State of Health Executive Director, Danielle Holahan. "The majority of NY State of Health enrollees qualify for free or low-cost coverage, including Qualified Health Plans with enhanced tax credit savings available under the American Rescue Plan Act. The time to enroll is now."

Details on NY State of Health job fair events can be found here.

New and returning consumers will continue to have many quality, low-cost health insurance options, with a choice of health plans in every county. Individuals and families may be eligible for increased financial assistance towards their health coverage costs, including higher income individuals for the first time under the American Rescue Plan that will remain available throughout 2022.

More than 6.5 million New Yorkers are enrolled in health coverage through NY State of Health. Enrollment is currently open for all programs, including Medicaid, Essential Plan, Child Health Plus, and QHPs with and without financial assistance. March 15 is the deadline to enroll in QHP coverage beginning April 1.

Consumers are encouraged to sign up for NY State of Health text messages to receive important updates from NY State of Health including when it's time to renew their health insurance. Text START to 1-866-988-0327 to opt-in for text notifications.