NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan marketplace, announced that more than 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through the marketplace.
Enrollment in the essential plan continues to grow, with more than 680,000 enrolled, officials said. The marketplace is ready for its fifth open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1 and has been extended to Jan. 31, beyond the federal deadline of Dec. 15, to allow New Yorkers sufficient time to enroll.
“More than 4 million New Yorkers have enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through NY State of Health. As we enter our fifth open enrollment period, New York is more committed than ever to ensuring that core protections of the Affordable Care Act remain intact,” said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “Despite the ongoing debate in Washington over the future of the Affordable Care Act, New York’s marketplace remains open and strong as ever.”