Health insurance options available to families in New York state include a range of participating health plans and low-cost or no-cost health insurance from Child Health Plus or Medicaid, explains New York State of Health. Application is initiated online or by phone through the Official Health Plan Marketplace.
Once an applicant has provided some required information to sign up, he gets an email invitation to enter the Marketplace site, explains New York State of Health. Applying for health insurance in the Marketplace requires providing more detailed information about an applicant's family, income and available work insurance. The site then offer the applicant a list of available health plans.