Insurance Enrollment

Universal Primary Care has several Certified Application Counselors that can assist individuals with enrolling in health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace. This service is offered to all UPC patients as well as any individual in the community who needs assistance with enrollment:

To schedule an appointment for enrollment assistance, please contact:

Olean Location: Renee MacPherson (716) 701-6827

Salamanca/Olean Location:  Jen Austin (716) 701-6817

Cuba/Houghton Location: Jackie Moore (716) 701-6882

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2018 - Open Enrollment starts for NEW enrollments
  • November 16, 2018 - Renewal Enrollment Opens
  • December 15, 2018 - Last day to enroll for the January 1, 2019 start date
  • January 31, 2019 - Last day of Open Enrollment


Special Enrollment Period

Individuals may be eligible to enroll in health insurance outside the Open Enrollment Period if they experience a qualify life event. Examples of a qualifying life event are:

  • Loss of health insurance (other than non-payment)
  • Move into or within the State of New York
  • Marriage or Death of a partner
  • Loss of insurance due to divorce
  • Birth or Adoption of a child
  • Change in eligibility for financial assistance
  • Become a citizen
  • No longer eligible to receive insurance under parent’s coverage


Medicaid Recipients

Individuals can enroll in Medicaid anytime throughout the year. If you think you may be eligible to enroll in Medicaid and are interested in enrolling please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our Certified Application Counselors.

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