Pennie – Pennsylvania State-Run Health Insurance Exchange makes its debut

Pennsylvania residents will use Pennie – Pennsylvania State-Run Health Insurance Exchange (instead of HealthCare.gov) to enroll in coverage for 2021 once open enrollment starts on November 1, 2020 and will continue through January 15, 2021, giving Pennsylvania residents an additional month to sign up for coverage.

Pennie - Pennsylvania State-Run Health Insurance Exchange Website ScreenshotWhat is Pennie?

Pennie is a Pennsylvania State-Run Health Insurance Exchange which will serve as Pennsylvania’s official destination for shopping for quality health insurance plans and accessing financial assistance, if eligible.

What is open enrollment?

Open enrollment is November 1, 2020, to January 15, 2021. During this time period, anyone living legally in Pennsylvania can apply for health insurance through Pennie. Individuals with qualifying life events can enroll at any time of the year.

How do I set up or access my account?

If you previously had an account with healthcare.gov, you already have an account with Pennie. Starting November 1, you’ll be able to create and/or access your account, shop for plans and enroll in coverage for 2021.

Where can I learn more about financial assistance and if I qualify?

Based on your income, you may qualify for financial assistance that will lower your monthly premium or your out of pocket expenses. Visit Pennie’s page on financial assistance for additional information.

Gather the following before you start enrollment:

  • Photo ID(s) (driver’s license, passport or other option proving your identity)
  • Social security number(s)
  • Last 4 weeks of pay stubs
  • Immigration documents, if applicable
  • Most recent tax return(s)

Key Dates to Remember

  • Nov 01, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021: Enrollment Period
  • Dec 15, 2020: Last Date To Apply For Coverage That Starts Jan. 1, 2021
  • Jan 15, 2021: Last Date To Apply For Coverage That Starts Feb. 1, 2021

Who can help me enroll?

Our benefits department specializes in individual health insurance enrollment. Reach out to one of our representatives to find out how we can implement the right plan to fulfil your needs.

Reach out to Mike, Jay or Brin in our Health & Life Department by calling 610-777-4123 or email Mike directly at mfields@galleninsurance.com

 

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