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NY State of Health

What is NY State of Health?

The NY State of Health Marketplace is a website that offers public and private health insurance options for individuals/families and small businesses. Financial help is available to lower the cost of coverage. The NY State of Health is mainly for:

  • People who don't have insurance through a job or Medicare
  • New Yorkers under 65
  • New York Small Businesses with 100 or fewer employees

New Yorkers can use the NY State of Health regardless of immigration status. Learn more about options for Immigrants.

Five Key Facts about NY State of Health

How to Enroll


NY State of Health Marketplace for Individuals and Families
NY State of Health Small Business Marketplace

By Phone

Call: 855-355-5777
TTY: 800-662-1220


Find In-Person Help

When to Enroll

Enroll Anytime

You can apply for Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan any time of year. Small Businesses can enroll in health insurance any time of year.

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is November 1 – January 31. Private insurance is only available during this time, unless you have a certain life-changing event.

Special Enrollment Periods

If you have a life-changing event, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to sign up for health insurance. For example:

  • Becoming pregnant or having a baby
  • Getting married, or entering into a domestic partnership
  • Losing your health insurance
  • Losing a job
  • Moving to New York or from County to County
  • Changing your immigration status

Download our Special Enrollment Fact Sheet.