January is Healthy CUNY’s Month of Health Insurance Coverage.
For many people, the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)
is January 31.
To enroll in no-cost or low-cost health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s online Marketplace, you can go to www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov. To find free, in-person assistance to help with exploring your health insurance options and signing up you can call 311 or text CoveredNYC or SeguroNYC to 877877. There are also free in-person enrollment assistors on campus. Contact your campus Health & Wellness Center (you can find your Center at http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/sa/services/counseling/campus-centers.html) for campus enrollment assistance or schedules and locations.
Health insurance provides coverage when you need medical care but it also gives you free preventive services like flu shots to keep you from getting sick as well as offering free contraception. Even if you feel healthy now, accidents or illness can happen, high medical costs can cause bankruptcy and there’s a fine if you don’t have insurance.
Bottom line: staying healthy helps you stay in school and achieve your academic goals.
So to realize your life ambitions and succeed in your studies, sign up for health insurance now!
Eligible students may sign up for Medicaid and Child Health Plus
through the Exchange at any time.To view health insurance options available on the Exchange, visit the NY State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace website or call 1-855-355-5777.
For more information about health insurance options, visit the Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access NYC Health Insurance Link, or find out when you can speak with an Enrollment Navigator on your campus by visiting your campus Health Services Center.
Office of CityWide Health Insurance Access
In collaboration with Human Resources Administration's Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA), facilitated enrollers are made available on campus offering health insurance programs to eligible students.
Call 311 for more information and to find out where you can enroll in a public health insurance program in your neighborhood or log on to the NYC Health Insurance Link