In trying to ensure all New Yorkers who qualify will be enrolled in a health plan by Jan. 1, 2014, the Department of Health unveiled a new website containing information on the New York Health Benefit Exchange today. The Exchange has a branded name, ‘NY State of Health,’ logo, and website.
The website contains information on the health and dental plans participating in the Exchange and a map showing which plans are available in which counties. A calculator is also available on the new site for individuals and families to estimate their eligibility for tax credits. The calculator also offers a mechanism to compare plans.
This should be a beneficial resource for New Yorkers and small business owners seeking healthcare through the Exchange. Open enrollment period begins Oct. 1, 2013 with insurance coverage commencing Jan. 1, 2014.
-Jaime Venditti, 8/20/13