Did you know that students who graduate from college may have an opportunity to enroll in affordable health coverage through NY State of Health? Below is information that may be useful for students who are about to graduate.

NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace is where New Yorkers can shop, compare and enroll in a quality, affordable health plan and qualify for financial assistance to reduce their costs. Even though Open Enrollment for 2018 has ended, students may still be able to enroll in a health plan this year if they qualify for free or low-cost coverage, or if they enroll within 60 days of a Qualifying Life Event.

Qualifying Life Events include:

  • no longer eligible to stay on your parent’s health plan
  • loss of other health insurance, i.e. a student health plan
  • a permanent move within New York State
  • marriage or domestic partnership
  • birth of a child

NY State of Health Essential Plan

Special Enrollment Periods