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Open Enrollment Period

An Open Enrollment Period is the time of year when you can enroll in private health insurance.  The next open enrollment period will begin on November 1, 2016 and will end on January 31, 2017. If you do not enroll during these months, you will need to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period. You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.

  • Job-based plans may have different Open Enrollment Periods. Check with your employer.
  • You can apply for Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan any time of the year through the NY State of Health.
  • Small business employers can offer health insurance coverage to their employees any time of the year through the NY State of Health.