GetCoveredNYC: Get Ready to Sign Up for Health Insurance

GetCoveredNYC: Get Ready to Sign Up for Health Insurance

Sign-Up is faster and easier when you’re prepared. Have as much of this information as you can for everyone in your household signing up. Even it you don’t have all of this information, you can still start the sign-up process.

Household Information:

*Social Security numbers

*Current employment and income information such as tax statements, W-2 forms or pay stubs.

*Birth dates

*Insurance cards, if members of your household have health insurance.

Immigration Documents (required if you are a documented immigrant)

Items that show your legal immigration status in the U.S. can include:

*Permanent resident Card (Green Card/I-551)

*Naturalization Certificate

*ORR Verification of Release Form (ORR UAC/R-1)

*Employment Authorization Card (1-766)

*Arrival/Departure Record (I-94 or I-94A)


Helpful Tips:

*Pick a plan that is right for you and your family:

*Know your family’s health history, including any medications that you take and doctors you see.

*If you have a regular care provider, write down the insurance plan(s) they accept. Call your provider’s office if you are unsure.

*Learn about health insurance terms. “Deductible”, “copayments” and “coverage period” are terms that affect your options. If you need more information about how health insurance works, visit

Get Free, in-person assistance in your language.

In-person assistors can explain your health insurance and medical care options, help you apply and work with you to find out if you qualify for financial help. Your information will be kept private.

Call 311

TextCoveredNYCto 877877 (or SeguroNYC for help in Spanish)


Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the GetCoveredNYC handout. Please call or email the numbers above for more information. I have not used the service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no to how good it is.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to GetCoveredNYC: Get Ready to Sign Up for Health Insurance

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above numbers for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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