27 Feb, 2013
The NY Bridge Plan, New York State's Pre-Existing Condition Plan (PCIP), will stop taking new applications after March 2, 2013.
As the announcement on the NY Bridge Plan website explains:
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”) ...
More details about the NY Bridge Plan are available in this article.