Uninsured New Yorkers just got a life-line amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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In a press release today (March 24), the Erie County Department of Health announced that the NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services are offering a special enrollment period people who are uninsured. If you don't currently have health insurance, you can now enroll through April 15, 2020. You must meet several requirements, including being a resident of New York state. You can get more info at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call the help line at 1.855.355.5777.

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“With a pandemic spreading through the U.S., it’s important to ensure that healthcare is available to everyone who needs it. This special enrollment period will provide New Yorkers with another opportunity to sign up for high-quality, affordable health insurance.” ~ NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore

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