Friday, March 3, 2017


Thousands of New Yorkers May Still Be Eligible to Enroll for 2017 Coverage

   Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Public Engagement Unit today announced that the GetCoveredNYC initiative enrolled 14,028 New Yorkers during the month of January. This new initiative contributed to the city’s overall increase in health insurance enrollment – 2,004,349 million New Yorkers enrolled through the New York State of Health Marketplace, which was an increase of 386,052 from the previous open enrollment period. In addition, all five boroughs saw an increase in enrollment with the largest increase in Queens. Although open enrollment closed on January 31, many New Yorkers may still qualify for low and no-cost health coverage for 2017. PEU’s GetCoveredNYC team continues to knock on doors, make phone calls and host outreach events in neighborhoods across the city to engage New Yorkers, schedule them for in-person enrollment appointments and help them through every step of the enrollment process.

Single adults who earn up to $23,760.00 per year, couples and single parents of one child who earn up to $32,040.00 per year and adults in a family of four who earn up to $48,600.00 per year qualify for the Essential Plan. All children up to age 18, regardless of immigration status, qualify for Child Health Plus. Single adults who earn up to $16,394.40 per year, couples and single parents who earn up to $22,107.60 per year, pregnant women who earn up to $35,524.00 per year and adults in a family of four earning up to $33,534.00 per year qualify for Medicaid. Individuals and families who have experienced a qualifying life event—such as giving birth to a baby, adopting a baby, moving to a new county, getting married, loss of coverage, exhaustion of COBRA, placement in foster care, aging out of family plan, getting pregnant, change in salary, change in immigration status or loss of employer coverage—all have access to the Qualified Health Plan. 

The City provides free in-person enrollment assistance in all five boroughs. For a list of enrollment locations, call 929-252-8912 to speak with a GetCoveredNYC specialist or text CoveredNYC or SeguroNYC to 877877 or visit to enroll online. In addition, PEU’s GetCoveredNYC Team will be available to help at the following locations:

The Bronx
Wednesday, March 8
11 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Assemblyman Blake’s Office
780 Concourse Village West
Bronx, NY 10451
Wednesday, March 8
9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Mermaid Family Health Center
2714 Mermaid Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Thursday, March 16
2 P.M. – 6 P.M.
State Senator Persaud’s Office
1222 East 96th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236

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