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PA Must Act Quickly for 2021 Health Coverage

by Pennie

Jan 11, 2021

January 15, 2021 marks the final deadline to select a plan for 2021 health coverage through Pennie. Pennsylvanians who are uninsured or have recently lost employer-sponsored coverage and are seeking health insurance for 2021 should visit and enroll in a plan before January 15 for coverage that begins February 2021.

In an effort to increase access, Pennie extended the 2021 Open Enrollment period to provide Pennsylvanians ample time to enroll in coverage. As a state-based marketplace, Pennie has the flexibility to make policy changes that differ from in order to better serve individuals and families across the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvanians can have peace of mind knowing the plans sold through Pennie fully cover: the COVID-19 test if patients are experiencing symptoms or have had an indication of exposure; treatment for the symptoms that develop due to COVID-19; and, the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pennie is the only source for financial assistance to help with monthly premium payments or out-of-pocket costs. Nearly nine out of 10 Pennie customers qualify for financial savings. Pennie also connects customers to free professional guidance. The Pennie Call Center is open from 8 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm and can be reached at 1-844-844-8040. The Call Center will be open until midnight on January 15, 2021.

Following January 15, customers can enroll through Pennie if they experience a Qualifying Life Event and are eligible to enter a Special Enrollment Period. More information on Special Enrollment Periods can be found at

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