HAP's Latest News

Time is Running Out for Pennie Health Insurance

January 10, 2022

There are only five days left to select health insurance coverage for 2022 on Pennie.

As the deadline approaches, HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospital community are urging the public to evaluate their options available through the state health insurance marketplace. Consumers have until January 15 to select a plan on Pennie that begins February 1.

“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,” said Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman. “This year, we have more options than ever before.”

Here are three key facts to know as the insurance deadline approaches:

  • Record interest:  There are nearly 360,000 Pennie customers throughout the commonwealth, state officials said last week. Last month, the federal government announced a record 13.6 million people enrolled in coverage through the federal and state marketplaces
  • Options for coverage:  In Pennsylvania, 25 counties gained a new insurer on the marketplace for 2022
  • Help for coverage:  About 90 percent of Pennie customers are receiving financial assistance to pay for their monthly premium due to savings from the American Rescue Plan. Financial assistance may also help lower out-of-pocket costs for co-pays and deductibles

“2021 was another year of continual changes, so it’s important to make sure that all policies reflect any major life changes,” Altman said. “Reviewing your policies can also provide an opportunity to identify savings that may now be applicable in 2022.”

Consumers re-enrolling in coverage are encouraged to visit the marketplace, as plans and subsidies can change from year to year. For more information, visit the state’s dedicated health insurance page or Pennie 101 guide.

Pennsylvanians with insurance questions can find information online or call Pennie customer care at (844) 844-8040.