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PENNIE, PA'S STATE-BASED INSURANCE MARKETPLACE

* If you are looking for health insurance on the federal marketplace due to COVID-19, click here. Apply using the "See if I can enroll" green box. *

*If you are looking to enroll in Medical Assistance (Medicaid) or CHIP, click here. *

* If you need help signing up for health insurance, click here. *

Looking for Pennie? Check out www.pennie.com

Pennie, the new state-based health insurance marketplace, will improve the accessibility and affordability of individual health coverage for Pennsylvanians. Pennie’s goals include: (1) providing a seamless transition from those using HealthCare.gov, (2) improving access to healthcare for all Pennsylvanians, (3) lowering healthcare costs and premiums, (4) and ensuring excellent customer assistance throughout the enrollment process. 

For those looking to enroll in 2021 health coverage through Pennie, the new Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021.

Running a state-based marketplace is less expensive than using HealthCare.gov and those savings will be used to reduce premiums through the Pennsylvania Reinsurance Program, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Local control of operations will allow for an accessible and helpful customer service to work with the unique needs of Pennsylvanians.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to email us at RA-IN-SBEInfo@pa.gov.

*Media inquiries regarding Pennie should be directed to Chachi Angelo at (717) 460-4971 or Chachi@pennie.com*

*For meetings regarding the Pennie Board of Directors and Advisory Council, please visit https://agency.pennie.com/agency-partners/ *

*Due to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority’s (PHIEA) office is closed. To the extent that a complaint or other legal document needs to be served on PHIEA, parties should contact Jonathan D. Koltash, Chief Counsel, at (717) 703-2951 to discuss and otherwise coordinate service.*

Notice: Pursuant to federal law and regulations, Pennie is required to post any licensing costs, regulatory fees, administrative costs, or any additional fees imposed by Pennie on its public website, www.pennie.com. Currently, PHIEA does not have any additional licensing costs, regulatory fees, administrative costs, or any additional fees.


UPDATES:

    • November 26, 2019- Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority  selects GetInsured as its Technology Vendor. For more information on this announcement, please click here

    • September 18, 2019 - Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority Seeking Qualified Candidates
      The Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority is seeking dedicated leaders to add to it's core leadership team to help 
      guide the implementation of a state-based insurance exchange. 

       

      Qualified candidates should have subject matter expertise in health insurance operations technology and vendor management. In addition to improving health care access and affordability for consumers, ideal candidates will possess the drive to create novel solutions to resolve potential issues and persevere through operational challenges. Familiarity with existing state-based exchange operations is preferred, but not required.
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      Competitive compensation and benefits will be provided. Interested applicants can send resumes to ra-in-sbeinfo@pa.gov.

       

    • August 30, 2019 - Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Board Appointees Announced. On August 29, 2019, Governor Tom Wolf announced all eight of the gubernational and legislative appointees who will be serving on the Board of the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (PHIEA). These appointees have an array of professional experiences, including working to assist consumers in the enrollment process during open enrollment season, working as an insurer to help drive a more consumer-friendly marketplace, and working to disseminate information and advice on accessing healthcare coverage and services in the Commonwealth. Each of these appointees are leaders in their field and are aligned with PHIEA’s goal of creating more accessible and affordable healthcare for all Pennsylvanians. In addition to these eight appointees, there are three more designated board member positions reserved for the leadership of the three following government agencies: the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services. These Departments’ leaders prioritize the best interest of Pennsylvania consumers and have significant knowledge on healthcare policy initiatives in our Commonwealth. These eleven individuals, eight gubernatorial and legislative appointees and three department leaders, will constitute the makeup of the Exchange Authority’s Board and will be instrumental in moving Pennsylvania in the direction of more affordable and accessible healthcare. For more information on the Governor’s announcement of the Exchange Authority’s Board, click here.
    • August 22, 2019 - 2020 Navigator Entity Selected
      The Pennsylvania Insurance Department, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (PHIEA), is pleased to announce the selection of Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) as the Navigator entity assisting with the 2020 open enrollment season and health insurance plan year. This entity has been a CMS Navigator grantee for the past six years and is committed to helping individuals across the Commonwealth gain security of coverage. PACHC assists consumers seeking to enroll in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare through their partnerships with community health centers in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They also take special interest in serving individuals and families impacted by substance-use disorders (SUD) and opioid-use disorders (OUD). Their navigators will be trained on how to access SUD/OUD resources across the Commonwealth and PACHC will continue to utilize its long-standing working relationship with state agencies, such as the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Department of Human Services, to educate providers and consumers on various treatments offered and resources available for impacted individuals. As the open enrollment season quickly approaches, please be sure to visit our website: insurance.pa.gov/4healthins, to see a listing of all local health centers with navigator assistance..
    • August 19, 2019 - Request for Technology and Call Center Vendor Support Proposals
      The Pennsylvania Insurance Department, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority issued a Request For Proposals for technology and call center vendor support, available here
      The Authority, with the assistance of the PID, issued this RFP to provide those interested in submitting proposals (“Offerors”) sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals to provide and operate a technology platform and consumer assistance center for the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange. This RFP contains instructions governing the requested proposals, including the requirements for the information and material to be included; a description of the service to be provided; requirements which Offerors must meet to be eligible for consideration; general evaluation criteria; and other requirements specific to this RFP.

    • July 15, 2019 - Navigator Program for the 2020 Plan Year
      The Pennsylvania Insurance Department, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (Commonwealth), is interested in receiving expressions of interest from firms qualified under state and federal law to be a Navigator for the provision of Navigator program services for the 2020 open enrollment season and health insurance plan year. The purpose of the Commonwealth’s request is to determine what experienced firms are available to assist the Commonwealth in executing its Navigator program within an aggressive timeframe, which contemplates the commencement of Navigator activities in the Commonwealth on September 12, 2019. Additional information can be found here.
    • July 2, 2019 - Act 42 passed
      Thank you Governor Tom Wolf, Representative Bryan Cutler and Representative Frank Dermody for the leadership that will significantly impact the lives of many Pennsylvanians.