With the open enrollment period for health insurance set to begin on November 1st, Westchester County is stepping up to help everyone get insured.  Here’s more information from the County:

Free assistance is available to help individuals and small businesses enroll or renew their health coverage with NY State of Health, the official health plan Marketplace. The Westchester County Department of Health Navigator Program offers in-person assistance in multiple languages at no charge.

The 2019 Open Enrollment period for the Marketplace will begin Thursday, November 1 and will run through January 31 for all new applicants. For health coverage to begin on January 1, residents must enroll in a plan by December 15.

For anyone currently enrolled in the Marketplace, the Open Enrollment period will begin on November 16. Renewal information for 2019 will be sent directly to enrollees from the NY State of Health.

Anyone who wants to can enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) during the Open Enrollment period. Enrollment in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Essential Plan and the Small Business Marketplace is available all year round.

Navigators are available at 24 sites including Health Department offices, libraries,community based organizations and government agencies. Weekday, evening and weekend hours are available. For more information on navigator services, locations or to schedule an appointment, call (914) 995-6350 or email hnav@westchestergov.com.

To learn more about health coverage, go to www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.The NY

State of Health customer service hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, and Saturday, 9am-1pm.For more health information, go to www.westchestergov.com/health.