The New York State Department of Health has announced that individuals who have taken steps to apply for health insurance but have been unable to complete the enrollment process by the March 31, 2014 deadline through no fault of their own, now have through 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2014 to enroll. Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) will provide assistance to those individuals who have taken steps to apply for coverage but have been unable to complete the enrollment process. In-person, free-of-charge appointments are available by calling AHI at 1-866-872-3740.
Below is a list of acceptable reasons for not being able to complete enrollment by the March 31, 2014 deadline:
* Trouble with identity proofing
* Technological issues
* Customer Service Center delays
* Delay in getting an appointment with an assistor
To prove that you have a valid reason for needing additional time to enroll, you will be asked to agree to the statement below. It means that you are giving the Marketplace your word that you tried to enroll, but it wasn’t your fault that you weren’t able to complete enrollment.
I took steps to obtain health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace but, through no fault of my own, was not able to complete my application before the open enrollment period ended March 31, 2014.