NORWICH - The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare was launched on October 1. Open enrollment to choose a health plan began, and coverage can start as early as January 1, 2014. People who want to have health coverage by January 1, will need to complete their application by December 15, 2013.
In the Marketplace you have to sign up by the 15th of the month in order to have coverage begin on the first day of the next month. Uninsured residents can sign up for health insurance at Chenango Health Network. An official New York State of Health Navigator will assist people who would like help with the application process. There is no charge for this service. Chenango Health Network has enrolled Chenango County residents for over ten years in New York State funded insurance and will continue their confidential, free and expert services with the new Affordable Care Act health insurance.