How To Sign Up for Obamacare in New York
To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for New York -- or you can get help in person or over the phone.
For 2020 health plans, New York open enrollment runs from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.
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.
Getting In-Person 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 assistance from a navigator (often called an “in-person assistor" or IPA in New York) or from a licensed health insurance agent or broker.
Navigators 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.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained navigators, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
Find a navigator. To find a New York certified IPA/Navigator, use the IPA/Navigator Directory at NY State of Health.
Talk to a licensed broker. 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.)
Getting Help Online or by Phone
The toll-free number for NY State of Health is 855-355-5777. If you are hearing impaired, please call the TTY line: 800-662-1220.
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