In the News: Health Department launches new texting campaign to help New Yorkers sign up for health insurance before February 15

GHHEditor December 4th, 2014

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the launch of a new texting campaign to make it easier for New Yorkers to sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period.  New Yorkers can text “CoveredNYC” to 877877 to get connected with someone who can help them enroll for health insurance in person. To receive help in Spanish, New Yorkers can text “SeguroNYC” to 877877.  The open enrollment period began on Saturday, November 15 and will end on February 15, 2015.
“Health insurance is a right, not a privilege, and we are committed to making sure New Yorkers are aware of the plans available to them,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. “Getting help to enroll in health insurance is now just a text message away. I encourage all New Yorkers who haven’t done so already to sign up for health insurance before the enrollment period ends.”
The Affordable Care Act makes health insurance attainable for those who previously could not afford coverage or do not have coverage available through their employer. Nearly 900,000 New York City residents have already enrolled in free and low-cost health insurance plans through the New York State of Health Marketplace.

To read a copy of the full press release, click here.

For more information on how you and your family can get health insurance click here.

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