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New York State of Health

The second open-enrollment period to select a health insurance plan ended on February 15, 2015. If you missed the open enrollment period for New York State of Health, the official health plan Marketplace, a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is available. Families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and were not aware or had not understood that they would incur a penalty may be able to enroll during the SEP. Those who are eligible to enroll during the SEP must do so by April 30, 2015.

Uninsured Americans (for 2015) will be penalized $325 per person or 2% of their household income, whichever is higher. Households will be penalized for uninsured children (under age 18) at half the adult rate ($162.50). The maximum dollar amount an uninsured family can be penalized is $975.

Quick Facts

  • Those who qualify for Medicaid or Child Health plus can enroll throughout the year.
  • Please note: If you experience a qualifying life event, you can enroll in private insurance outside the open enrollment period.
    • A list of qualifying life events can be found here
  • Please call the Rural Health Network of South Central NY at 607-692-7669 if you have any questions about health insurance or would like to shop, compare, and enroll at our Whitney Point office.

Mobility Management of SCNY Project Receives National Recognition

Mobility Management of South Central New York’s Connection to Care program was recently profiled by the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), a collaborative educational and advocacy resource sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, and the Easter Seals Transportation Group.  Promising Practices in Mobility Management, an NCMM series, highlights  programs from across North America that demonstrate innovation and creativity in their attempt to solve transportation problems utilizing fundamental mobility management concepts.


Connection to Care was selected for its cost-effective utilization of regional, multi-modal, transportation providers, its use of existing protocol, infrastructure, and resources, and its reliance on data supported decision-making.

To read the full article, click here.