You can sign up for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and private insurance plans through the Marketplace. It's easy to compare health plans and apply for financial assistance that lowers the cost of your health insurance. (You can apply for Medicaid or CHIP, at any time of the year.)
Here's how you can enroll:
* Online visit New York's official Health Plan Marketplace. The Marketplace gives New York State residents access to insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
* By phone call 1.855.355.5777.
* In person at select Planned Parenthood health centers. Call to schedule your confidential "insurance appointment."
Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 — February 15, 2015.
This is the time during which individuals who are eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan can enroll in a plan in the Marketplace. For coverage starting in 2015, the Open Enrollment Period is November 15, 2014–February 15, 2015.