Updated: 2021-04-06 by
It's not too late to sign up for 2021 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania is reopening health plan enrollment from February 15 to August 15, 2021.
To get covered, you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Pennsylvania. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to an enrollment assistant. Most enrollment helpers are working remotely during the COVID crisis.
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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