The New York State Department of Health today announced an extension of the December 15 deadline for enrolling or renewing individual & family health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health (NYSOH) Marketplace. The deadline to apply for or renew coverage that takes effect January 1 has been extended through December 20. This affords consumers 5 additional days to complete these transactions. With the recent adverse weather conditions in parts of New York, consumers may have experienced delays in enrolling, and this extension aims to give everyone extra time to get covered.

This is for the Individual Marketplace only – This extension DOES NOT apply to the Small Business Marketplace which will close on 12/15/14 for a January 1st effective date as planned

A link to the state’s press release is here.

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