Last Reviewed: Wed, Oct 20, 2021
It's not too late to sign up for 2021 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can enroll in a health plan in New York until December 31, 2021.
For 2022 health plans, New York open enrollment runs from November 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022. This open enrollment period is two weeks longer than most other states, allowing you more time to get covered. However, if you want your coverage to start on January 1, you'll need to sign up by the end of the day on December 15.
To get covered, you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for New York. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to an enrollment assistant. Most enrollment helpers are working remotely during the COVID crisis.
Where's the New York Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for New York at NY State of Health. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
Get Personalized Help with Enrollment
In New York, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free help from an enrollment assistant or from a licensed health insurance agent or broker.
An enrollment assistant can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can't legally recommend a specific plan for you.
To find personalized help in New York, use the IPA/Navigator Directory at NY State of Health.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government trained assistants, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
To directly connect with a New York insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)
Get Help with General Questions
For answers to basic questions about the enrollment process, call the NY State of Health customer service center at 855-355-5777. If you are hearing impaired, please call the TTY line: 800-662-1220.
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