There are hundreds of thousands of uninsured Indiana residents, but starting today, Hoosiers without health insurance can purchase coverage through an online marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

The state of Indiana recently released a new website that serves to provide residents with an easy way to determine their eligibility for state programs, like Medicaid, or help them locate the appropriate medical coverage through a federal marketplace.

Over the summer, Indiana became one of 36 states to choose to offer their own health insurance exchange rather than become subjected to a federally mandated program. This online marketplace has 34 health insurance options ranging from $100 per month - $1,000 per month.

According to heathcare.gov, an open enrollment for these programs is now available from now until March 31. Coverage begins on January 1.

To research the health care options being offered click here.