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August 21, 2013

New York launches health-benefit market

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ELIZABETHTOWN —

The median household income between 2007 and 2011 in Essex County was $46,629 compared to the state median of $56,951, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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TO LEARN MORE

Enrollment opens Oct. 1 with coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2014.

The New York State of Health interactive site is at http://www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

An insurance calculator to compare insurance plans is at: http://finder.healthcare.gov.

REGIONAL PROVIDERS

New York State of Health has various providers approved for each county in the state.

Here are the North Country providers:

CLINTON COUNTY

The Health Exchange in Clinton County offers four providers in the Individual Marketplace: Empire Blue Cross, Excellus, Health Now, and MVP.

For small businesses in Clinton County, three providers are available: the same as above, minus Empire Blue Cross.

ESSEX COUNTY

Six plans are available in Essex County for the individual market: Capital District Physicians Health Plan; Empire Blue Cross; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Freelancers Co-Op dba Health Republic; HealthNow dba BlueShield of Northeastern NY; and MVP Health Plan.

Five plans are available in Essex County for small-business owners, the same as above, minus Empire Blue Cross.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

In Franklin County, four providers are qualified for the individual marketplace: American Progressive Life & Health Insurance Co., Excellus, Fidelis and MVP.

There are two providers for Franklin County's small-business marketplace: Excellus and MVP.

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