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Nearly 50,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in health insurance plans

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ALBANY, N.Y. – The state's official health plan marketplace is reporting that since October 1st, 48,162 New Yorkers have enrolled in and 197,011 New Yorkers have completed the full application process and been determined eligible for low-cost health insurance plans.

Those who have completed applications simply need to choose which plan they want to enroll in. Approximately 88 percent of those determined eligible are qualified for private insurance plans.

"In less than two months since the launch of NY State of Health, already almost 50,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in quality, low-cost health insurance and nearly 200,000 have completed applications and are eligible for insurance," Donna Frescatore, executive director of NY State of Health, said. "We are very pleased to see these results, which show that tens of thousands of individuals across the state are turning to nystateofhealth.ny.gov to access low-cost health insurance."

New Yorkers can access available plans, estimated costs, and financial assistance (for their county) by using the Tax Credit and Premium Estimator at http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/premiumEstimator.

Plans offered on NYSOH are available in four easy-to-compare metal tiers from 16 qualified insurers and 10 qualified dental insurers. New Yorkers can see plans available in their area at http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/PlansMap

New Yorkers have until March 31 to enroll, and the first round of coverage begins January 1, 2014. To be covered by January 1, 2014, New Yorkers must enroll by December 15, 2013.

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