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NYSOH Releases Enrollment Zip Code Level Data Tool

Updated: October 3, 2014

On October 3, 2014, the NY State of Health (NYSOH) released its zip code level enrollment tool. The data tool calculates enrollment numbers as of September 19, 2014. The end-user is allowed to enter up to ten zip codes at one time. Each zip code's enrollment data is then combined into the following three categories: Quality Health Plans (QHPs), Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP).

The zip code level data tool is a read-only Excel spreadsheet and is available for download.

NYSOH Announces 2015 Health and Dental Plans Offered in the Marketplace

Updated: September 26, 2014

With the beginning of open enrollment steadfastly approaching on November 15, 2014, the New York State of Health (NYSOH) announced on September 22, 2014, the insurers offering health and dental plans to individuals and small business owners in 2015.

Get a listing of health and dental plans offered on the individual and the small business marketplace in 2015.

You can also access an interactive map showing plans by county that will be offered in the Marketplace .

NYSOH Releases County-Level Enrollment Data from Open Enrollment 2013

Updated: September 9, 2014

On September 9, 2014, the NY State of Health (NYSOH) released detailed county-level data on the nearly 1 million New Yorkers who enrolled in health coverage during the Marketplace's first open enrollment period (October 1, 2013 through April 15, 2014).

Each data sheet features enrollment numbers by public and private coverage including those that enrolled in qualified health plans with or without premium tax credits, and percentages by metal tier and insurer.

You can access county specific data by clicking on the respective county below:

Access the statewide map.

IRS Releases Draft Forms for Individuals, Businesses and Insurers to Report on Health Insurance in 2014

Updated: August 10, 2014

On July 24, 2014 the IRS released draft forms for the 2014 tax filing season (returns due April 15, 2015) for individuals, small businesses, large employers and insurance issuers to report on health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.

For individual taxpayers:

A draft of the new Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040 includes lines for listing calculated net premium tax credits for those who are either owed more in tax credits from purchasing insurance through an ACA marketplace or must pay back some of the tax credits they received in advance. The Premium Tax Credit Form 8962 form is used to calculate the taxpayer's final premium tax credit amount for the tax filing year.

The 1040 also includes lines to report coverage for the year, as required by the ACA, by checking "full-year coverage" or listing a calculated shared responsibility payment (the penalty for not having coverage). The Health Coverage Exemptions Form 8965 allows individuals who were uninsured for all or part of the prior year to document any exemption from the penalty that they can claim.

For small businesses:

The Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums Form 8941 will allow small business who purchased health insurance for their employees on the ACA small business marketplace to calculate their health care tax credit.

For entities that provide health care coverage to individuals or employees:

The IRS released drafts of the forms that the ACA marketplaces (1095-A), insurance issuers (1095-B) and self-insuring large businesses (1095-C) will have to fill out for each of the individuals for whom they provide coverage. This information will be used to verify full-year coverage for all individuals filing income tax returns and to verify premium tax credit calculations.

The IRS has not yet released official instructions for filling out these forms and plans to do so in August 2014.

All draft tax forms can be found on the IRS website.

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