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State extends health insurance open enrollment to May 15

Millions are losing their health insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Posted at 6:13 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 06:14:00-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State's health insurance open enrollment period has been extended until May 15th.

Depending on when you enroll, your coverage start time will vary:

  • Enroll March 15: Coverage starts April 1
  • Enroll by April 15: Coverage starts May 1
  • Enroll by May 15: Coverage starts June 1

"As we continue to navigate the huge challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and work toward rebuilding for a post-pandemic world, ensuring New Yorkers have access to affordable healthcare is more important than ever," Governor Cuomo said. "This commonsense step to extend open enrollment aligns with the federal government's actions and will help New Yorkers keep themselves and their families safe. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to explore the different plans NY State of Health has to offer and get insured today."

To sign up for state health insurance, click here.

For more information om the state's open enrollment policy, click here.