Indiana rolls out online health exchange


Indiana residents will be getting their first serious look at the new federal health care law today with the rollout of the exchange where uninsured residents can go to shop for coverage.

More than 500,000 residents are expected to be eligible for the new insurance options. Many residents will be able to pick a plan themselves, but some will need help from trained workers.

Navigators such as Marla Asberry of Open Door Health Services say they are ready to answer questions and help find residents the right coverage.

Thirty-four health plans will be sold in Indiana. They range in cost from less than $100 for bare-bones coverage for an individual to close to $1,000 a month for a family of four.

The state launched a new health care website last week. It says the website provides "an easy way" for individuals to determine if they may be eligible for coverage programs through the state, such as Medicaid. If not, it directs them to the federal marketplace to explore their options for buying health insurance.

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