02 April 2020 – Businesses urged to begin manufacturing PPE equipment, health insurance payments deferrable

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase availability of PPE
Level of Jurisdiction: New York
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Urges Businesses to Begin Manufacturing PPE Products. State Will Pay to Convert Manufacturing Facilities to Make PPE Products. Consumers and Small Businesses Experiencing Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19 May Defer Paying Health Insurance Premiums through June 1, 2020. Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers to Apply for Coverage Through NY State of Health or Directly to Insurers Extended Through May 15, 2020. If You Lost Employer Coverage, You Must Apply Within 60 Days of Losing That Coverage. Because of Loss of Income, New Yorkers May Also Be Eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, Subsidized Qualified Health Plans or Child Health Plus
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-state-department-health-has-approved