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.
*Social Security numbers
*Current employment and income information such as tax statements, W-2 forms or pay stubs.
*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)
*ORR Verification of Release Form (ORR UAC/R-1)
*Employment Authorization Card (1-766)
*Arrival/Departure Record (I-94 or I-94A)
*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 nyc.gov/hilink.
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.
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.