Earlier this year, President Obama announced that more than 8 million Americans had signed up for health insurance that became available to them through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Of the 17 fully state-run health insurance marketplaces, New York State's efforts were among the most successful, extending coverage to nearly one million New Yorkers.
According to the New York State Department of Health, as of April 15th, 525,283 New Yorkers had been enrolled in a Medicaid plan, 64,875 in a Child Health Plus plan and 370,604 enrolled in private plans. As the Training Center for New York's Health Insurance Programs (TCHIP), CAI provided trainings that certified 1,465 new application assistors who were then equipped to help individuals enroll in high-quality, low-cost health insurance programs through the New York State of Health insurance exchange marketplace.
The TCHIP project is now getting ready for the next enrollment period scheduled to begin on November 15. The Training Center will continue to support statewide efforts to increase the number of New Yorkers enrolled in health insurance programs by training assistors and working to ensure that assistors have the latest policy updates and information. To learn more about TCHIP, click here.