The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan is just a week from today.

Those who don't have insurance are required under federal law to get coverage by March 31 to avoid penalties.  Local insurer Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield says the state's new wide-open individual marketplace has become a good business opportunity for them, but that most coverage they provide is still via employer-based plans. 

Visit New York's online exchange at New York State of Health website to learn more and sign up