Affordable Care Act

New York State of Health: NY's Official Health Plan Marketplace

You work hard to make ends meet. The Marketplace makes it easier and more affordable to get health insurance coverage. NY State of Health is where individuals and families shop for, compare and buy health insurance coverage. It's the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage. Everyone should come to the Marketplace to see what is has to offer.

Health plans offered in the Marketplace include a comprehensive set of benefits. We are here to help. Experts are be available to guide you through the enrollment process, help you find the right health insurance based on your unique needs and help you figure out if you can get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage. Support is available online, in person in your community, and by phone - you pick what works best for you.

Sign up now for health insurance that begins on January 1, 2014.


7 things you need to know about NY State of Health:
The Official Health Plan Marketplace

  1. New affordable and comprehensive health insurance options will be available for New Yorkers.
  2. Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013 for coverage that begins January 1, 2014.
  3. If you earn less than $45,960 as an individual or $94,200 for a family of 4, you may be eligible for financial assistance that will make coverage more affordable.
  4. You will not be denied health insurance or charged more on the basis of a pre-existing condition.
  5. All health insurance options will offer a comprehensive array of services. Preventive services will be offered at no cost to you.
  6. You can get help enrolling in coverage: In-person By phone On-line via web chat.
  7. You pick the plan that is best for you. Compare your plan choices based on price, provider network, or quality score.

Navigators are Available to Help

Navigators are available to work with you one-on-one to answer your insurance questions.

Onondaga County
  • HealtheConnections, 470-1847
  • ACR Health, 475-2430
  • Syracuse Northeast Community Center, 472-6343
Madison County
  • ACR Health, 475-2430
  • Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, 732-4657
Oswego County
  • ACR Health, 475-2430
  • Oswego County Opportunities, 598-4717
Cayuga County
  • ACR Health, 475-2430
  • Cayuga County Chanber of Commerce, 252-7291

Customer Service Center questions: 1-855-355-5777


Upstate currently partners with Excellus, MVP and Health Republic Insurance of New York (HRINY).

To learn more, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or email exchange@health.state.ny.us.