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New York State Health Exchange Portal

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, on October 1, 2013 I signed my family up first on HealthCare.gov then registered on the New York State of Health web site.  The sign-up process had some delays, but after about one hour or so I had signed up with a login and password. A week later, I completed the online registration process on New York State of Health web site. The web site is simple and easy to navigate. But now, it’s time for me to pick a plan. There are perhaps hundreds of plans at different price points and I’m confused by the offerings. They offer a side-by-side comparison, but I find myself wanting to know more. I would like to see the entire plan offerings, including prescription benefits with the list of covered medications. Without the ability to really compare the plans side-by-side, I’ve decided that it’s either time to call the 800 number, or find a broker.

Have you signed up for the exchange in your state yet? What was your experience?

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4 Responses to Affordable Care Act, Signing Up; Part 1

  1. carolyn says:

    I tried a few times the first week, but couldn’t get a login – kept getting booted out. Going to try again next week.

    I did take a look at the plans and feel the same as you do: I want to know more about specific Rxs that are covered. My asthma meds are SO expensive – want to make sure I get a plan that will cover them.

    But, still – yay for the Affordable Care Act. Am so excited about it for all of us. Can’t wait to have insurance – for the first time in FIVE YEARS!

  2. heidi says:

    Thanks for commenting Carolyn, I’m wondering how others are doing throughout the country. We’re lucky in NY since we’re managing our own exchanges and things seem to be going well. I think that they did a bang-up job on marketing and promoting the exchanges. Now we just need a bit more information. And yes, YAY – finally a little bit of help for those of us in the middle, er, shall I say it? Class…

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