New York State of Health, the state's official health plan marketplace, assists residents in comparing, choosing, enrolling in and using an appropriate health care plan and offers income-based financial aid, according to New York State of Health. The marketplace serves individuals and families, including Medicaid assistance, and small business needs, such as providing cost-effective health insurance to their employees and estimating tax credits. Using phone and in-person translation services, marketplace representatives communicate with consumers in more than 170 languages.
New York residents can register their email addresses at the plan marketplace website to receive updates, and they can view an interactive map that highlights events in their local communities, explains New York State of Health. The plan marketplace provides consumers with information and resources about how the marketplace works and how to use their insurance. The New York State of Health toll-free help line is available every day except Sunday.
The health plan marketplace allows consumers to choose their coverage online, over the phone, in person or by mail, notes New York State of Health. Other marketplace services include a Web-based tax credit calculator and premium estimator with tips on how to use it. Voter registration forms are available to download, or individuals can complete the registration forms online.