NYstateofhealth_logoAs a young adult, you have choices: stay on your parent’s health plan, buy your own plan, or get coverage through a new job. If you decide to get your own insurance you’ll find lots of choices at NY State of Health.

New this year is the Essential Plan. The Essential Plan is a new health plan that makes coverage even more affordable for many lower-income New Yorkers. If you qualify for this plan, you pay just $20 per month for coverage – less than a dollar a day – or nothing depending on your income. There is no annual deductible, preventive care is free and other services have only a small copayment. To learn more about the Essential Plan, including fact sheets and a video, visit the NY State of Health Website:


To see if you can get help paying for your insurance in 2016 and which plans you are eligible for, use the “View Plans Now” tool at: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/individual

Qualified New Yorkers can also enroll in Medicaid and Child Health Plus through NY State of Health.

Have questions or ready to enroll? Trained experts can guide you step-by-step in selecting and signing up for a plan that’s right for you. To find an assistor in your community, go to http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/findassistor or, call us at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1.800.662.1220