NY state health exchange reports 717,000 enrolled
ALBANY The state's new health exchange reports more than 1 million New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 717,000 of them have now enrolled for specific coverage.
The Department of Health says enrollment for individual and family coverage since October includes nearly 343,000 New Yorkers in the 16 commercial and nonprofit insurers in the exchange and more than 374,000 in government-funded Medicaid.
Open enrollments continue through next Monday for 2014 coverage at state-approved rates. Applicants with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty line are eligible for tax credits to help offset premium payments.
Another online exchange offers insurance for businesses with up to 50 employees.