Health Insurance through NY State of Health

The Small Business Development Center provides assistance to both individuals and employers who are looking for health insurance through NY State of Health. Individuals who qualify for Medicaid or Child Health Plus, those who are American Indian or Alaska Native, or those who have had a life change event can apply at any time. Enrollment in the Employer SHOP Marketplace is always available for small businesses.

Open Enrollment for Individual and Families

Beginning November 2015

Sign up for a health plan for coverage beginning as early as January 1, 2016.

Enrollment Qualifications

You may also be able to enroll if you are within 60 days of a life-changing event, such as:

  • Moving to New York State
  • Getting married or divorced
  • Having or adopting a child
  • Becoming a citizen, national, or lawfully present individual
  • Losing employer insurance
  • No longer being on a parent's health plan

Get Started

Please call 716.338.1024 and set up an appointment, learn more, and fill out an application. We do not charge for any of our services.

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