Governor Encourages Health Care Coverage Enrollment Before January 15 Deadline

Governor Tom Wolf met with health care professionals and state and local leaders at Metro Community Health Center in Pittsburgh to discuss the upcoming deadline for 2022 health care coverage through Pennsylvania’s state-based health insurance marketplace, known as Pennie. Pennsylvanians have until January 15, 2022, to enroll in health care coverage beginning February 1.

“For uninsured Pennsylvanians, January 15 is a very important deadline,” said Gov. Wolf. “January 15 is the last day to enroll in 2022 health care coverage without a qualifying event. Pennsylvanians have access to a one-stop shop for health care needs including financial assistance and help applying, shopping, and enrolling in health coverage. I urge all uninsured Pennsylvanians to visit pennie.com to access the affordable, quality health care they deserve.”

In July 2019, Governor Wolf signed legislation establishing the state-based marketplace. Pennie replaces healthcare.gov as Pennsylvania’s official destination for shopping for quality health insurance plans and the only source of financial assistance to help with the cost of coverage and care. Currently there are nearly 360,000 Pennie customers throughout the commonwealth.

“We strongly recommend Pennsylvanians shop around for the best plan to fit their individual, family, and financial needs, even if they are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through Pennie,” said Commissioner Altman. “One of our top priorities has always been to increase competition within counties, which ultimately presents more options to consumers looking for comprehensive health insurance. This year, we have more options than ever before.”

Pennie.com offers easy-to-use online tools for those looking to evaluate their potential costs, saving opportunities, and plan options. These tools let customers compare different plans without having to provide any personal information, so they can easily see which plans best fit their budget. Pennie also has a free, unbiased team available to provide enrollment support for those looking for assistance. In addition, Pennie’s customer service center is staffed with dedicated resources ready to answer questions and walk customers through the enrollment process. To contact Pennie’s free support, customers can visit pennie.com/connect.

Pennie Customer Service is open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday from ​8:00 AM to 1​:00 PM and can be reached at 1-844-844-8040.

“Pennie​’s enrollment deadline is just 10 days away. With the COVID-19 pandemic still happening, the peak of flu season just around the corner, and the ability of an emergency to strike at any time, having health care coverage in more important now than ever,” said Rep. Lee. “Pennie offer folks comprehensive, affordable heath plans that are easy to understand. If you need coverage, please sign up by January 15, 2022.”