November 1, 2017
STATEMENT BY FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPERINTENDENT MARIA T. VULLO ON OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2018 QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE
"Today is the beginning of New York’s expanded open enrollment period for 2018 qualified health plan coverage, which will continue through January 31, 2018 -- six weeks longer than the federal government’s recently shortened enrollment period. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) encourages consumers to take advantage of New York’s expanded open enrollment period and exercise their right to enroll in a qualified health plan for the first time, renew their coverage or choose a new provider from the broad range of healthcare coverage available through the New York State of Health under the Affordable Care Act. DFS will continue to work to provide health insurance access, protection, and choice to New Yorkers throughout the state and combat all efforts by the federal government to limit healthcare coverage."