The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has not been struck down or repealed. Pennsylvania open enrollment for 2021 plans runs from November 1 until January 15.
The news has been full of uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as the law once again sits before the U.S. Supreme Court. However, a ruling on that case is still many months away and chaotic political winds could shift and affect the law before that time. For 2021 health plans, you can use Pennsylvania's new health insurance marketplace, Pennie, to compare plans, sign up for coverage, and get financial assistance.
This website provides information about getting health insurance under the ACA, including:
To begin, keep in mind these key points about health insurance in Pennsylvania:
1. Open enrollment for 2021 health insurance plans runs from Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Friday, January 15, 2021.
This year, Pennsylvania, debuts its own health insurance exchange, Pennie, which is based on the HealthCare.gov platform. Running its own exchange gives the state more flexibility, including the ability offer a longer open enrollment period.
To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Pennsylvania. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to one of the many types of enrollment assistants working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.
For 2021 health plans, Pennsylvania open enrollment runs from November 1 until January 15, 2021. If you enroll by December 15, your coverage will begin on January 1, 2021.
Enrollment for 2020 health coverage has ended, but you can get covered for the rest of the year if you qualify for a special enrollment period, including job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where's the Pennsylvania Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Pennsylvania at Pennie. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under the Affordable Care Act. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.