New York Health Exchange Enrollment Opens on Sunday

ALBANY (AP) -

Enrollment for the New York Health Exchange reopened Sunday with a new insurance option for thousands of adults who don’t qualify for Medicaid but have been unable to afford private coverage.

Premiums are free for those with incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Monthly premiums are $20 for those with annual incomes up to 200 percent of the poverty level, $23,540 for a single person and $48,500 for a household of four.

Sixteen insurers are offering health plans in at least some regions of the state for next year. Thirteen insurers are offering the Essential Plan, while eight are offering coverage for small businesses. Ten insurers are offering stand-alone dental coverage.