Pennsylvania Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Enrollment 2021

Where to go in Pennsylvania to get health plans under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how to get help with the application process.

How to Sign Up for Obamacare in Pennsylvania

Updated: 2020-07-10 by

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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.

Getting Personalized Help with Enrollment

In Pennsylvania, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get assistance from a trained enrollment assister or from a health insurance broker or agent. Both are free.

A certified enrollment assister can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can't recommend a specific plan for you.

Licensed health insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained assisters and counselors, brokers and agents are allowed to suggest the best plan for you. Being allowed to "cut to the chase" this way can help make the process more efficient for you and take less time.

As of this writing, Pennie is still setting up its assister and broker search page. In the meantime, you can send a message to a Pennie customer service representative and ask to be connected with someone who can help you.

To quickly reach a licensed Pennsylvania insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, you can call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)

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You can find Pennie on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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