To The Editor:
I am writing to remind readers that the deadline for January 2019 health insurance coverage through the NYS healthcare marketplace, New York State of Health, is Saturday, December 15, 2018. The web site for the NY State of Health is: nystateofhealth.ny.gov
The NY State of Health uses a single application that helps people to check their eligibility for free or discounted health care programs and tells what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance.
Some 468 residents of the Village of Croton are not insured, according to the Census. The majority of these uninsured residents are native born US citizens. Most are children and young adults.
Please remind your family and friends to make sure they have health insurance coverage for the New Year.
For assistance with enrollment, you can contact the NY State of Health’s helpline 1-855-355-5777. The helpline is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.