Important: Pennsylvania has opened a COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period for all residents.
If you have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may shop for a new plan from Feb. 15, 2021, to May 15, 2021. Just choose the Marketplace Reopening (COVID-19) option as your qualifying life event.
If you currently have health insurance for 2021, you do not need to make any changes. Your coverage has not been affected by this event.
Welcome aboard, Navigators and Certified Application Counselors!
You have been tasked with the vital responsibility of educating people who are looking for insurance coverage on Pennie, Pennsylvania’s new health insurance marketplace.
One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making affordable health insurance available to as many people as possible. This helps people stay healthy, and it evenly spreads heath care coverage costs. You will distribute fair and impartial information about enrollment in qualified health plans and tell clients about the financial assistance available to them. You will make them aware of other plan options like Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
UPMC Health Plan is here to assist you during the Open Enrollment Period.* As you help your clients make the best decision about their health insurance, we can answer your questions about UPMC Health Plan coverage for individuals and families, the new way to buy marketplace plans in Pennsylvania, and more. Turn to this website for important information and resources throughout the Open Enrollment Period.
If you cannot find the information you need on this website, please call UPMC Health Plan’s hotline for Navigators and Certified Application Counselors at 1-855-498-8762.**
These resources offer valuable information about how health insurance, health care, and Pennie—Pennsylvania’s new health insurance marketplace—work. We also offer printable worksheets for you to fill out with your clients to help them better understand the process of selecting a health insurance plan.
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