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Get Covered NYC

Let’s Get Covered, New York City!

GetCoveredNYC is NYC’s official health insurance outreach and enrollment program. Complete the form below to receive free health insurance enrollment assistance from a GetCoveredNYC Specialist. Many New Yorkers qualify year-round for low-or-no-cost options, including Medicare and Medicaid!

Call 311 or text CoveredNYC (SeguroNYC en Español) to 877877 to speak with a GetCoveredNYC Specialist and receive free in-person enrollment assistance in your language. You can also see a list of permanent enrollment locations or search upcoming enrollment events (type 'GetCoveredNYC' in the 'Find event by name' search box).

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Reasons why you may be eligible to enroll in health insurance at any point during the year include:

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Loss of health insurance

  • Losing health insurance for any reason except not paying your premiums
  • Losing eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, of the Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent’s plan

Changes in household

  • Marriage or divorce
  • Having a baby or adopting a child
  • Losing coverage due to a family member’s death

Changes in residence

  • Moving to a different zip code or county
  • A student moving to or from school
  • A seasonal worker moving to or from a work location
  • Moving to or from a shelter or transitional housing

Other qualifying events

  • Becoming eligible for Medicaid
  • Becoming eligible for tax credits that will lower your premiums, if you already have an ACA plan
  • Gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe
  • Becoming a U.S. citizen
  • Leaving jail or prison

If you don’t have a qualifying life event but still want to enroll or change your existing coverage, you can do so during the annual Open Enrollment Period, from November 1 through January 31.

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