Health care exchange hotline opens

Posted at: 09/17/2013 5:09 AM

A hotline from the New York State Health Department is up and running to help answer your questions about the new health care exchange. Buffalo affiliate WGRZ reports that trained representatives began taking those calls Monday.

Enrollment for that exchange is open from October 1 to March 31. The program is part of the Federal Affordable Care Act, and it will provide insurance for at least 1 million New Yorkers who are uninsured and meet the criteria.

The exchanges open January 1.

If you have questions about enrollment or the health care exchange, you can call 1-855-355-5777 during normal business hours.

Courtesy WGRZ.