Special Insurance Enrollment Period – March 16 to April 15, 2020

Special Insurance Enrollment Period – March 16 to April 15, 2020

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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New York State of Health has made a Special Enrollment Period available to New Yorkers during which eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through NY State of Health, New York’s official health plan Marketplace, and directly through insurers.  The Special Enrollment Period is open from March 16 to April 15, 2020.  Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus – can enroll year-round.


The Fidelis Care team is ready to assist you by phone. Call 1-866-435-9521 (TTY: 711) or you can contact your local Fidelis Care Representative, Kara Bruno-Hicks 518335-6380 or Victoria Perry at 518-223-3151.

Updated Press Release

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Free Internet/WiFi from Charter

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To all families that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, Charter is now offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have service through Spectrum. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installations fees are waived. There are no data caps.

For more information go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TjZ8yN2VKMFbhaoG_FIquGgyCD4aSPS/view

Changes in PHA Office hours and Staffing Reduction (Effective: Thursday, March 19, 2020)

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The PHA is taking measures to ensure the safety of our residents, PHA team, and our community. PHA is reducing our daily staff by approximately 50% so please note the following changes:

  • Effective Thursday, March 19th, the Administrative Office is closed to scheduled appointments only, except during rent week. Residents are urged to deposit rent payments in drop-boxes or mail if possible (checks or money orders only; no cash in drop-boxes or mail)
  • Office hours for April rent week are as follows:
    • Wednesday, April 1st from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Thursday, April 2nd from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Friday, April 3rd from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Monday, April 6th from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Visit our website regularly as this will be our main source of information (phaplattsburgh.com) or Facebook page, Plattsburgh Housing Authority
  • Senior high rises remain closed to non-essential visitors (allowable visitors include medical providers and aides)
  • Residents can leave a message at the PHA hot-line (518-561-0720 ext 239) to report their emergency food or supply needs
  • Only emergency work orders will be addressed during this time (518-726-0543), but continue to call in all work orders (518-563-0430 ext 105)

 **Paperwork to PHA can be put in the drop box at the Administrative Office, 4817 South Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, NY.**