Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options through Obamacare

nystateofhealth.ny.gov is, according to The Official Health Plan Marketplace of NY State, the one website that will process applications for:
-Medicaid
-Child Health Plus
-"Individual Marketplace” (i.e., the Marketplace where individuals can compare health insurance plans) and
-“Small Business Marketplace”

Did you know?
Federal Law Requires Coverage of Ten Essential Health Benefits:
1. Ambulatory patient services
2. Emergency room services
3. Hospitalization
4. Maternity and newborn care
5. Mental health and substance abuse disorders
6. Prescription drugs
7. Rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices
8. Laboratory services
9. Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
10. Pediatric services, including oral and vision


What about these details?
1) New affordable and comprehensive health insurance options will be available for New Yorkers
2) Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013 for coverage that begins January 1, 2014
3) If you earn less than $45,960 as an individual or $94,200 for a family of four, you may be eligible for financial assistance that will make coverage affordable
4) You will not be denied health insurance on the basis of a pre-existing condition
5) All health insurance options will offer a comprehensive array of services -- Preventive services will be offered at no cost to you
6) You can get help enrolling for coverage through
-- A call center
--An in-person assistor (a “Navigator” or a broker)
--Online (nystateofhealth.ny.gov) web chat
7) You pick the plan that is best for you --Compare your plan choices based on price, provider network or quality score


Get more information at nystateofhealth.ny.gov including Fact Sheets, a Navigator Map, a Health Plan map and a Financial Assistance Calculator. Or call the Customer Service Center Phone Line at 800 318 2596

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