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Record Enrollment for Pennie, National Marketplace Plans

December 21, 2023

Pennsylvanians and their peers in other states who need health coverage for 2024 are signing up at record rates during open enrollment, state and federal officials said.

In Pennsylvania, 405,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled through the state’s official Pennie health insurance marketplace for coverage starting January 1, state insurance officials said this week. Nationally, enrollment is up 33 percent compared to this time last year.

“Pennie makes sure health plans will financially protect Pennsylvanians in the case of illness or injury,” Pennie Executive Director Devon Trolley said in a statement. “Enrolling in coverage is the best way to make sure you are protected in 2024.”

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Driving the trend:  The end of continuous enrollment in Medicaid has led to more consumers looking for coverage on state and national marketplaces.
  • By the numbers:  Nine in 10 enrollees through Pennie save more than $500 a month to pay for their coverage.
  • Overall picture:  Nationally, more than 5 million people have selected a health plan using HealthCare.gov, including 745,000 people who signed up for coverage on December 15 to ensure they had a plan to start 2024.
  • Upcoming deadline:  Take action by January 15 if you need coverage starting February 1.
  • Bottom line:  “Millions of Americans signing up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act is good news. It means more Americans have the peace of mind of knowing that going to the doctor won't empty their bank account,” Xavier Becerra, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary, said in a statement.

If you need assistance selecting plans, help is available at (844) 844-8040 or online. During open enrollment, Pennie’s Customer Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–7 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.