posted on October 09, 2013 06:41
In the first week enrollment has been open for New York’s health care exchange system, more than 40-thousand people have signed up.
The Health Department says that number surpasses any other state.
New York fixed its website with more servers after it received more than 30 million hits in its first few days. It’s expected that 1 million uninsured New Yorkers will sign up during the enrollment period which runs until March 31st. The state estimates uninsured New Yorkers can save as much as 53 percent on health insurance through the exchanges compared to the open market. Rates in New York run from $130 for basic catastrophic coverage to $360 for the most comprehensive plan.
Older employees at Wegmans supermarkets in Western New York are being offered buyouts. The company is offering the buyout for workers older than 58-years-old who have worked at Wegmans for at least 15 years. Those who accept it will receive two weeks pay for each year of service to the company, along with coverage for 85-percent of health insurance costs for six months. The company is apparently trying to replace some of its higher paid, older workforce with lower paid workers.
The Buffalo Bills have released some renderings of what Ralph Wilson Stadium is going to look like after 130-million-dollars in renovations. The upgrades will include a wider scoreboard and two HD screens, supergates for faster entry and 22-percent more restroom space. There will also be an expanded Bills store and an in-stadium lounge. The project should be complete in time for next season.