Screening Tool for NYC Health Insurance
New York has set up an organized health insurance marketplace called “New York State of Health” that is designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Through the Exchange, individuals, families, and small businesses will be able to compare commercial insurance options, calculate costs, and select coverage online, in person, over the phone, or by mail. The Exchange will also help people check their eligibility for health care programs like Medicaid and sign up for these programs if they are eligible. The Exchange will also be able to tell what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance purchased through the Exchange. Insurance coverage can be purchased through the Exchange beginning October 1, 2013 and will be effective January 1, 2014.
You can also use ACCESS NYC to check your eligibility for and enroll in health care programs and public benefits.
Useful Link: NYC Health Insurance Link