Health Insurance & Medicaid
NYS COVID-19 UPDATES
Health Insurance during the Pandemic
With COVID-19, different health insurances offer various coverage. There might be changes to existing health insurances with COVID-19. To learn more about insurance options, changes, and Medicaid, please click the below links.
Health Insurance and COVID-19 FAQs
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information: Health Insurance FAQs | Department of Financial Services
Insurance Options and Changes During the Coronavirus Emergency
If you are uninsured or have lost your job and health coverage, you can apply for a community health plan through NY State of Health.
How to Apply NYS Health Insurance
Enroll Via Website: nystateofhealth.ny.gov
Enroll by Phone with Customer Service: 1-855-355-5777
If you already have Medicaid
According to the NYS Department of Health guidance, no person who currently has Medicaid coverage will lose their coverage during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any person receiving notice that their Medicaid enrollment is discontinued after March 18, 2020, will be reinstated so there is no gap in coverage. Please direct
questions to the local district or the New York State Medicaid Helpline at 1-800-541-2831.