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?