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NYC Health + Hospitals Hosts Free Health Insurance Workshops To Prepare New Yorkers for Upcoming Open-Enrollment Periods

Workshops, open to the public, help residents understand the best health plan options for them and their families

Oct 26, 2022

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced a series of free health insurance workshops to prepare New Yorkers for the upcoming open-enrollment periods. Collaborating with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the workshops will help community partners, faith-based organizations, caregivers, and community members understand health insurance options available to them as they prepare for the open-enrollment periods for Medicare and New York State of Health, the State’s official online marketplace. These workshops will focus on open enrollment – ways that individuals and families can review their coverage options and make informed decisions. Registration is free and required ahead of the event. Participants can register by using the links below or by calling 917-509-7956.

Below is the schedule of the workshops:

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 8:30 A.M.  – 12:30 P.M.
NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health
2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Register here

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 8:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
234 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Register here

Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 8:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Register here

Monday, November 14, 2022, 8:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
1901 First Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Register here

Health insurance specialists from CMS will provide updates on Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, Medicaid basics, preventive services, enrollment assistance and resources for the uninsured, and more. Workshops are open to community partners, faith-based organizations, caregivers, community members, and NYC Health + Hospitals staff.

With the exception of people with Medicare, the next open enrollment period for New York State of Health, when residents will be able to either change their insurance plan, or enroll in health insurance for the first time, will start on November 1, 2022. For people with Medicare, annual enrollment period began as of October 15, 2022, and ends December 7, 2022. During this time, people with Medicare can select a Medicare Advantage plan or prescription drug plan. They can also switch plans if they are already enrolled.

MEDIA CONTACT: pressoffice@nychhc.org

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 50 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.

About The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and parts of the Affordable Care Act. CMS provides information for health professionals, local governments, consumers and other stakeholders. For more information about CMS, visit www.cms.gov. For more information about the CMS, visit www.cms.gov. For more information on the New York State of health visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.