Due to current circumstances, our Enrollment Assistance Services and Education (EASE) program has temporarily stopped seeing clients in person. Instead, we are offering free health insurance enrollment assistance via telephone. Clients can call us at 1-866-872-3740 to set up a phone appointment with one of our helpful enrollment specialists. Also, NY State of Health has opened a Special Enrollment Period for uninsured individuals who need to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan. The period runs through May 15th. Also pursuant to the new federal law, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that went into effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all Medicaid coverage in effect on the date the law was enacted will continue during the COVID-19 emergency. Although some Medicaid enrollees may have already received notices from NY State of Health that their coverage will end on March 31, 2020, the coverage will not end, it will be continued. Any cases terminated after March 18, 2020 during the period of the COVID-19 emergency will be reinstated with no gap in coverage. Additionally, all Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Plan cases that are due for recertification during the COVID-19 emergency period will be automatically renewed for a four month period.