News ACA open enrollment for health insurance ends Wednesday at midnight About 2.1 million New York City residents already receive health insurance though the Affordable Care Act, according to the NY Department of Health. The city's GetCoveredNYC initiative is focused on signing up New Yorkers for health insurance before open enrollment ends on Jan. 31. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephanie Keith By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated January 29, 2018 5:33 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New Yorkers without health insurance have two more days to get covered under the Affordable Care Act. The state’s open enrollment window ends at midnight Wednesday. Qualified residents can log onto the enrollment website, nystateofhealth.ny.gov, or call the help line 1-855-355-5777 by 8 p.m. About 2.1 million New York City residents receive health insurance through the ACA, however there were more than 600,000 uninsured city residents prior to this year’s open enrollment, according to the state department of health. Despite reductions in the federal government’s budget for ACA promotions, the state and city increased their outreach efforts to get more New Yorkers signed up. As of Jan. 16, 969,900 New York state residents have signed up for either private insurance or low cost “Essential Plan” insurance during the open enrollment period, according to the state health department. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.