The state will open its new health-care exchange on Tuesday in hopes of trying to enroll more than 1 million uninsured New Yorkers.
The exchanges will open across the country, including in New York, and the state Health Department has hundreds of locations where helpers, called “navigators,” will be available to answer questions.
Here’s the list of when and where in New York they are available, broken down by county.
The state also has a website and hotline to help people enroll, called the NY State of Health.
The exchanges are open to individuals or small business owners with 50 or fewer employees.
The enrollment period runs through March 31. The exchanges start Jan. 1.
If an uninsured person doesn’t get health insurance, they would likely be fined as a tax penalty on their 2015 income taxes. It’s about a $95-per-adult penalty for the first year, or 1 percent of family income. And it increases over time, to as much as $695 a year.
Large employers have until 2015 to offer health insurance to its workers without being fined.