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The Open Enrollment Period

for the New York State

of Health Exchange Has Closed

Local 338 members will be able to access Free Exchange Navigator services at three different locations (see list below). Navigators will guide members through the process by assisting them in understanding the health coverage plans available to them, eligibility requirements, as well as completing the enrollment process for the health insurance plan of their choosing. Please note, only those with qualifying life changing events will be able to make changes to, or enroll in, the New York State of Health Exchange through these services.

Please note that bilingual Navigators are also available!

What Happens When Open Enrollment Ends?

Once the open enrollment period ends on January 31st, only those with qualifying "life changing events” will be eligible to apply for health insurance through the Health Exchange or Medicaid and Child Health Plus.

What is considered a qualified "life changing event?"
Qualifying life events that may allow you to purchase health care reform-compliant health insurance plans outside of the open enrollment period include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Permanently moving to a new city or state.
  • The birth or adoption of a child.
  • Getting married.
  • The loss of other minimum essential coverage due to divorce, the loss of a job or loss of eligibility for Medicaid or other government-sponsored coverage.
  • Loss of coverage under a parent's health insurance plans when an adult child turns 26.
  • Certain changes to your income, which may alter your eligibility for government assistance when purchasing coverage.

If you experience any of these, you may trigger a "special enrollment period" allowing you to purchase coverage on your own outside of open enrollment. Please contact a Navigator for more information.

Long Island
Local 338 Office
1505 Kellum Place
Mineola, New York 11501

Mondays, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

To schedule an appointment with a Navigator, please call:
516-281-0288.

New York City
Center for Frontline Retail
7 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor (7th Avenue between 30th and 31st Street), Manhattan, New York 10001

Mondays, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Fridays, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

To schedule an appointment with a Navigator, please call: 917-602-4356

Westchester County
Yonkers Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Center, Yonkers
New York 10701

Thursdays, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

To schedule an appointment with a Navigator, please call:
917-602-4356


**Bilingual Navigators are also available.**

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LOCAL 338 RWDSU/UFCW  •  1505 Kellum Place  •  Mineola, New York 11501
Main Office (516) 294-1338  •  Union Call Center (516) 294-1338 ext. 1775  •  Medical Call Center (516) 294-1338 ext. 1776
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