Effective March 2, 2013, the federal government is suspending new enrollment in all state-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIP’s) throughout the country. In New York State, the PCIP is known as the NY Bridge Plan. In accordance with the federal government mandate, the NY Bridge Plan cannot process new enrollment applications that are received after March 2, 2013.
The one exception to this mandate is for individuals who were already enrolled in a PCIP in another state but then changed their residence and moved to New York State. Individuals who were enrolled in a PCIP in another state will be allowed to enroll in the NY Bridge Plan after March 2, 2013. Enrollment applications for previously enrolled PCIP members can be obtained by calling 1-877-444-9622.
Individuals who are currently enrolled in the NY Bridge Plan will continue to receive health coverage until the end of 2013. Beginning October 1, 2013, individuals will be able to apply for affordable health insurance coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplaces (the “Exchanges”).
Contact us for more information, or to secure your enrollment into the NY Bridge Plan today.