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If you are pregnant, you may have special health insurance options. Pregnant New Yorkers can qualify for Medicaid at higher income levels. If you are uninsured and become pregnant, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in private health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace. A Special Enrollment Period means you can enroll even if the NY State of Health is not currently open for general enrollment.

View Medicaid Income Levels for Pregnant Women

Learn more about the NY State of Health Marketplace and Special Enrollment Periods

Health Insurance Options for You

  • Medicaid: Free or very low cost insurance for New Yorkers with low income. Pregnant New Yorkers can qualify with higher income and regardless of immigration status.
  • Private/Qualified Health Plans: Insurance plans on the NY State of Health Marketplace (financial help is available) and directly from insurance companies. If you are pregnant, you can enroll outside of the open enrollment period on the NY State of Health Marketplace.
  • Family Planning Extension Program: Program for people who have Medicaid while pregnant but who no longer qualify after their pregnancy.

Health Insurance for Infants and Children

  • Medicaid: If you have Medicaid while you are pregnant, your infant will have Medicaid for one year regardless of your income.
  • Child Health Plus: All New York children can get Child Health Plus, regardless of immigration status or income.

Learn more about health insurance options for children

Get Help to Apply

You can get free, in-person help to understand your options and apply.

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Helpful Links

Prenatal Care in New York State: State health resources for pregnant New Yorkers
New York State Medicaid: New York State Medicaid information page
Raising Women's Voices: Advocacy organization for women and health care
NY State of Health Marketplace for Individuals/Families
ACCESS NYC: Website that helps you find out which City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs might be right for you.