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Health Insurance Marketplace


You may still get health insurance for the current year if you qualify under these 2 categories:

The Health Insurance Marketplace is the part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called Obamacare. Compare health insurance plans side-by-side, choose a plan and purchase affordable health insurance that best suits your needs. Individuals buying insurance via the marketplace can receive subsidies or tax breaks.

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New York State has its own Health Insurance Marketplace, New York State of Health.

Text START to 1-866-988-0327 for updates and enrollment reminders

 **New York State residents do NOT need to visit the federal site Healthcare.Gov to enroll.**

New York State of Health Toll-Free Hotline

Voice: 1-855-355-5777,  TTY: 1-800-662-1220

Hours:  Monday - Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Trained representatives are ready to answer questions and provide information to consumers and small businesses.

Click here to find an assistor (An individual who is trained to help you with enrollment free of charge)
Appointments are confidential and may be completed over the phone or in person.
Help is available in many languages including Spanish and Arabic.


Community and Local Links

BlueCross  BlueShield WNY  (HealthNow New York)
Call 855-344-3425  toll free, for TTY call 877-834-6918

Fidelis Care
Call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547), for TTY call 1-800-421-1220

Independent Health
Call 716-631-3001 

United Healthcare
Call -888-545-5205

Univera Healthcare (Excellus)
Call  1-800-494-2215, for TTY call 1-800-421-1220

Wellcare of New York
Call 1-800-960-2530

YourCare   Essential Plan
Call 1-866-273-6121.


Other Helpful Information

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
This list from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides easy access to the answers you need.

Health Insurance Glossary
Find easy-to-understand explanations for words often used when describing health insurance plans and options.

ACA and Federal Income Taxes - IRS
IRS page with links to information for individuals and businesses

Protect yourself from fraud
Get your information only from reliable sources. This site will help you make the best choices.

Using your new insurance coverage
You have successfully enrolled and have insurance. Learn more about what it all means and how to get the most out of your coverage.

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