Friday, Jan. 15 is the deadline to enroll at pennie.com for health coverage that includes free testing and treatment for COVID-19.
“All plans provide free coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment and there are many affordable plans on Pennsylvania’s state-based marketplace, pennie.com, that provide the coverage people need to feel protected,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “It’s been a priority of mine since day one for Pennsylvanians to have healthcare coverage and the peace of mind that comes with that.”
Pennie replaces healthcare.gov as the marketplace for individual health and dental coverage. Pennie also includes a reinsurance program that, over time, will lower premiums for individuals and families that buy comprehensive coverage, said Wolf. Pennie has online tools and access to free certified professionals that can help Pennsylvanians navigate plans and find the right one to fit their needs. Call center hours have been expanded. On Friday, the call center will be open until midnight to assist customers.
“I urge anyone who is in need of health coverage to consider Pennie and to reach out for information and assistance before the Friday deadline,” said Wolf. “As we continue to fight COVID-19, it’s even more important that all Pennsylvanians have access to the care they need for all their health needs – preventive care, management of chronic conditions and the confidence that their health coverage is available and affordable.”
Through Friday, anyone living legally in Pennsylvania can apply for health insurance through Pennie. Outside of this period, individuals can only apply for insurance if they have a qualifying life event that opens a Special Enrollment Period.
Visit pennie.com or call 1-844-844-8040 for more information.