SOURCE: Fidelis Care

Fidelis Care

November 12, 2014 15:04 ET

Fidelis Care Expands Coverage Area for NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace

Non-Profit Health Plan Approved to Offer Products in 11 Additional Counties

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 12, 2014) - Fidelis Care, a Statewide health plan with more than 1.1 million members, announces approval from the New York State Department of Health to offer Marketplace products in 11 new counties for 2015. When open enrollment begins on November 15, residents in 55 of 62 counties will have the option of choosing a metal-level product offered by Fidelis Care.

"In 2014, more than 50,000 individuals chose a metal-level product from Fidelis Care, proving to us that there is a true need for quality, affordable health insurance coverage," said Rev. Patrick J. Frawley, Fidelis Care President and CEO. "This expansion is an extension of our mission to reach the uninsured, and we are pleased to be an option in 2015 for residents in an additional 11 counties."

Fidelis Care's 11 expansion counties are Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Essex, Jefferson, Putnam, Schenectady, Seneca, Sullivan, and Yates. Of the 16 health plans approved to offer coverage through the Marketplace's Individual Market, Fidelis Care has the distinction of offering products in the greatest number of counties in 2015.

Established as a result of the federal Affordable Care Act, the Marketplace allows consumers to shop for health insurance, comparing standardized products offered by approved health plans. Products are organized by metal levels (bronze, silver, gold, and platinum), based on benefit design and level of cost sharing.

Open enrollment for individuals and families in the Marketplace metal-level products begins on November 15 and ends February 15, 2015 for coverage in 2015. Enrollment in Medicaid and Child Health Plus is year-round. Almost all New York State residents are required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. 

For more information about health insurance coverage through Fidelis Care or to make an appointment to meet with a representative, call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org

As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 1.1 million members Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.

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