Governor Tom Wolf introduced that at this time begins the 2022 Open Enrollment Interval for well being care protection by Pennie, Pennsylvania’s state-based medical insurance market.
“Pennie is the one-stop store for Pennsylvanians’ well being care wants,” Gov. Wolf stated. “With Pennie, Pennsylvanians have entry to a wide range of sources to assist them perceive apply, store, and enroll in well being protection together with entry to individuals who may also help them proper of their neighborhood. Pennie additionally offers monetary help for many who qualify, which implies well being care protection is extra inexpensive for Pennsylvanians. Now, extra Pennsylvanians can entry the care they deserve, finally giving extra individuals the chance to dwell more healthy lives.”
Gov. Wolf was joined by Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney, Pennsylvania Well being Entry Community Government Director Antoinette Kraus, Pennsylvania Insurance coverage Commissioner Jessica Altman, and Pennie Government Director Zachary W. Sherman on the Mayor’s Reception Room in Philadelphia to make the announcement.
In July 2019, Gov. Wolf signed laws establishing the state-based market. Pennie replaces healthcare.gov as Pennsylvania’s official vacation spot for purchasing for high quality medical insurance plans and the one supply for monetary help to assist with the price of protection and care. At the moment there are almost 344,000 Pennie prospects all through the commonwealth.
“Now could be the time to enroll in low-cost, high quality protection by Pennie. Because of the American Rescue Plan premium financial savings, protection has by no means been extra in attain for thus many Pennsylvanians,” stated Zachary Sherman. “9 out of 10 Pennie prospects qualify for financial savings which have elevated in worth for low-income people, working households and near-retirees. Open Enrollment is the chance for Pennsylvanians to guard their well being and their budgets by getting the protection they should guarantee entry to care. We encourage the uninsured and anybody exploring their protection choices to go to pennie.com to enroll by Dec 15 for protection that begins New 12 months’s Day.”
“As Open Enrollment begins for 2022 plans, it’s an essential time to have fun simply how far we’ve come on entry to inexpensive, high-quality healthcare in Pennsylvania,” stated Antoinette Kraus. “Up to now 12 months and a half, Medicaid and the ACA market proved themselves to be a lifeline for Pennsylvanians by guaranteeing individuals maintained entry to healthcare throughout a public well being disaster; nearly one million Pennsylvanians are actually coated by Medicaid Growth, and over 340,000 purchase their insurance coverage by Pennie.com.”
Along with Pennie, Gov. Wolf expanded Medicaid in 2015, guaranteeing extra Pennsylvanians have entry to Medical Help in Pennsylvania. At present, greater than 3,300,000 Pennsylvanians are coated by Medical Help together with nearly 1 million individuals by the enlargement. By increasing entry to well being care, the commonwealth realized the bottom uninsured fee in Pennsylvania historical past through the Wolf Administration and insurance coverage charges are actually essentially the most steady 12 months over 12 months that they’ve ever been.
“We’re all higher off when inexpensive well being care is accessible to all,” stated Gov. Wolf. “There’s extra we have to do to make sure well being fairness within the commonwealth and my administration will proceed to combat for true fairness however increasing entry to well being care by Medicaid and guaranteeing inexpensive protection is on the market by Pennie are each essential steps. I encourage all Pennsylvanians who want medical insurance protection to go to www.pennie.com to discover your choices. Open Enrollment begins at this time, and the Pennie group is standing by to serve you.”
People ought to go to www.pennie.com to study extra about Pennie or name Pennie buyer care at 1-844-844-8040.