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It’s time for Pennsylvanians to buy health insurance

Nov 20, 2020

For plan year 2021, Pennsylvania is transitioning from to its own state-based health insurance marketplace called Pennie. Pennie is the official destination for shopping and purchasing quality health insurance plans and the only place to access financial assistance, if eligible.

Pennie, Pennsylvania’s New State-based Health Insurance Marketplace, Open Enrollment Is Happening Now

Pennsylvanians seeking 2021 coverage should take advantage of Pennie’s Open Enrollment Period

Pennie’s 2021 Open Enrollment Period is going on now.  Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official destination for individuals and families seeking high-quality health insurance coverage and is the only place to access financial assistance, for which nearly nine out of 10 customers currently qualify.

All current and potential enrollees are encouraged to visit to explore their coverage options as plan offerings may change year-over-year. If individuals need assistance shopping for and enrolling in coverage, or updating their migrated Pennie account, they should visit, call the Pennie call center or connect with a local broker or assister.  The multi-lingual Pennie call center can be reached at 1-844-844-8040 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm during Open Enrollment.

Customers should act now. If they want to enroll in coverage that starts on January 1, 2021, the deadline to do so is December 15.  If a customer enrolls in coverage between December 16 and January 15, their coverage will begin on February 1, 2021.

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