Health Insurance Coverage Application Assistance

You can take advantage of new affordable health insurance options made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

The previous open enrollment for many New Yorkers started November 15, 2014, and ended February 15, 2015. The next open enrollment begins on November 1, 2015.

If you qualify for Medicaid or Child Health Plus, or if you have had certain changes in your life, you still have the opportunity to enroll in health insurance coverage at any time during the year.

You can get more information about enrolling in health insurance online, by phone, or in person.

If you'd like to get information online, visit, or you can call (855) 355-5777.

To get help in person, make an appointment to meet with an assistor, who will:

  • Find out if you qualify to enroll right now, or if you need to wait until November
  • Find out if you qualify for public coverage, including Medicaid
  • Find out if you qualify for financial help to pay for coverage
  • Help you sign up for health insurance coverage