PRESS RELEASE – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that November 1, 2016 begins the open-enrollment period for health care coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace.
If you haven’t signed up for health insurance you can enroll for coverage starting in January 2017. If you’re already signed-up, you may renew or change your policy between November 16 and December 15, 2016. NY State of Health, the official Health Plan Marketplace, is where New York residents can shop for health plans and may be eligible to get help paying for the plan selected. You have a choice of health plans and help finding the plan that is right for you.
Trained staff at the Health Department, called “Navigators,” are available to help New York residents sign up in-person, free of charge. Assistance is available in English, Spanish or Creole for health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Call 845-364-3394 to schedule an appointment. You may also sign up online at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov; by phone (toll-free) at 1-855-355-5777; or in-person, free of charge with a Navigator from the Monsey Community Outreach Center who speak English and Yiddish. Call 845-356-9600 for an appointment. In addition, Navigators will be available to answer questions on Saturday October 22, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the New City Library, located at 220 North Main Street in New City.
“We encourage residents to sign up for health insurance and renew their current coverage. The Health Department’s Navigators can help you sign up for health insurance for yourself and your children, and give you the peace of mind that access to health care brings,” said Dr. Ruppert.