The Affordable Care Act ("Obama Care") - If you are currently uninsured, or purchase your individual/family health insurance directly from your health insurance company (not through your employer), consider these new plans.
Beginning in 2014, health insurance companies will be providing new health insurance plans for qualifying individuals. New York State has plans listed on their website allowing comparison and application (as of 10/1/2013). Our Patient Resources section now includes links to the New York State “Health Plan Marketplace” as well as links to information about how this Health Care law will affect you.
This NYS website indicates that qualifying individuals living in Erie and Niagara counties will have options of health care plans from the following insurers (see website for info for small businesses):
- American Progressive Life & Health Insurance Company of NY (Today’s Options)
- Excellus (Univera Healthcare)
- Fidelis Care
- Freelancers Co-op (Health Republic)
- HealthNow New York, Inc. (Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY)
- Independent Health
[See NYS website for details]