What New York Residents Need to Know About Obamacare for 2021
It's not too late! Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) enrollment is OPEN in New York until December 31, 2021.
New York has extended its open enrollment for 2021 health plan signups under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This extension will last until the end of 2021, and it applies to all current or new enrollees who want to purchase a plan through NY State of Health.
Also, a new federal law, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), increases premium subsidies, provides free health insurance if you’re unemployed in 2021, and waives excess subsidy payments for the 2020 tax year. If you qualify for new financial assistance, you can sign up at NY State of Health.
This website provides information about the new programs available under ARPA as well as other facts about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:
- whether you must get health insurance
- what the available plans cover
- how much coverage will cost
- how to sign up for a plan
- how to get help if you need it.
To begin, keep in mind these key points about health insurance in New York: