Fidelis Care helps New Yorkers get health insurance coverage

11:03 AM, May 07, 2020

About half of all New Yorkers get their health insurance through their employer, so for millions out of work, there's uncertainty about health care options.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, due to the coronavirus, a special enrollment period for health insurance has been extended.
And now signing up for health insurance is as easy as making a phone call.
More than 1-point-6 *million* New Yorkers have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March.
For many, losing a job also raises concerns about *losing* their health insurance during a pandemic. We had a chance to talk to senior director, George Rodriguez at Fidelis Care, who says health care options are available, but you have to take action now. “Our mission is very simple, just to make sure every New York resident has access to healthcare.”
And access to healthcare usually means you must sign up in person by January 31st, but due to the pandemic, enrollment has been extended and now you can just make a phone call. “Fidelis Care representatives can assist you with enrollment and renewals over the phone. We have thousands of individuals working remotely who are bilingual if you need it, we're here to serve you.”
When you are ready to make your call, make sure you have your personal information handy, including your date of birth, social security number and income information.
If you have recently lost your job and are concerned about health insurance.
Call 1-888-fidelis (3547) or visit fideliscare.org.

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