Pennsylvania

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via Pennie, Pennsylvania's state-based ACA exchange:

Pennie urges all Pennsylvanians without health coverage to visit pennie.com to access affordable monthly premiums on high-quality plans for their 2023 coverage.

Philadelphia, PA – Pennsylvania Insurance Department and Pennie officials joined leaders at the Health Annex in Philadelphia to remind Pennsylvanians that the final deadline for 2023 health coverage through Pennie, Pennsylvania’s official online health insurance marketplace, is January 15. This marks the final opportunity to access affordable monthly premiums on quality health coverage that begins February 1.

Amid rising costs of services, including healthcare services, Pennie helps keep costs down by providing qualified customers with savings on their monthly cost of coverage. Savings on coverage is available to most Pennie customers, nine out of 10 qualify and on average, receive over $500 a month in premium savings.

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via Pennie, Pennsylvania's state-based ACA exchange:

Pennsylvanians must visit pennie.com before December 15 for coverage beginning January 1st. 

Harrisburg, PA –– December 15th marks the Open Enrollment Period deadline for 2023 health coverage beginning New Year’s Day through Pennie, Pennsylvania’s official online health insurance marketplace.

Pennie keeps insurance costs down, and Open Enrollment is the prime opportunity for Pennsylvanians to receive savings on quality health plans. Pennie is the only source for financial savings to lower monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs. Nine out of 10 customers qualify for savings, which averages over $530 a month. 

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Yet another press release I missed a week or so ago...

Wolf Administration Highlights Pennie® Open Enrollment Period for 2023 Coverage with Quality Plans, Affordable Monthly Premiums, and New Eligibility Opportunities for Financial Savings 

 ​Carlisle, PA – Representatives from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID), Pennie, and Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) celebrated the beginning of the open enrollment period today at Sadler Health Center in Carlisle to remind Pennsylvanians that Pennie, the commonwealth’s official online health insurance marketplace, is now open for all Pennsylvanians to apply, compare plans, and enroll in high-quality health coverage. This annual Open Enrollment Period is an opportunity for Pennsylvanians to take advantage of substantial savings on 2023 coverage created by the American Rescue Plan and extended by the Inflation Reduction Act.

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via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than Half of All States Have Expanded Access to 12 Months of Medicaid and CHIP Postpartum Coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced that more than half of all states have expanded access to 12 months of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage after pregnancy. Georgia and Pennsylvania are the 25th and 26th states to be approved for the extended coverage, made possible by provisions in the American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law by President Biden in March of 2021. This announcement marks critical progress in the implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Blueprint, a comprehensive strategy aimed at improving maternal health, particularly in underserved communities.

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I can't overstate how much I wish every state was as good as Pennsylvania is at not only making their annual rate filings publicly available on the state insurance dept. website, but doing so in such a clear, simple format, while also including a consistent summary page for every carrier!

As a result of this attention to transparency and detail, I was able to put together my Pennsylvania analysis pretty quickly even though they hae a huge number of carriers on both their individual and small group markets.

Via the Pennsylvania Insurance Dept:

Insurance Department Announces 2023 Health Insurance Rates; Highlights More Plan Options And Positive Impact Of Inflation Reduction Act

​Harrisburg, PA – Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys today announced Pennsylvania's 2023 Individual and Small Group Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance rates, highlighting increased marketplace competition for several counties, and how the Inflation Reduction Act and extension of subsidies contributed to lower rates. Pennsylvanians can expect more options and greater competition while shopping for health insurance plans for 2023.

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A couple of weeks ago I noted that the Washington HealthPlan Finder has launched a special enrollment period for several hundred WA residents who were misled into enrolling in non-ACA compliant healthcare policies via fraudulent marketing by a company called "Benefytt Technologies."

Last week Pennie, Pennsylvania's ACA exchange followed suit:

The Federal Trade Commission Took Action Against Benefytt Technologies for Providing Deceptive Health Plans – Pennie is Helping Impacted Pennsylvanians Enroll in Quality Coverage  

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via Pennie, Pennsylvania's ACA exchange:

  • Pennsylvanians can access these savings and enroll in 2022 coverage at pennie.com if they are experiencing a qualifying life event, Pennie’s Open Enrollment begins November 1st and runs until January 15th for 2023 coverage.   

Harrisburg, PA – August 16, 2022 –  

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed earlier this month by Congress and signed into law today by President Biden, will save hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians from experiencing increases in what they pay for their health coverage through Pennie next year.  The IRA extends the enhancements to Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium subsidies originally created by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) which were set to expire at the end of the year.  Thanks to this new law, Pennsylvanians will be able to receive these enhanced subsidies through 2025.   

Pennsylvania

I can't overstate how much I wish every state was as good as Pennsylvania is at not only making their annual rate filings publicly available on the state insurance dept. website, but doing so in such a clear, simple format, while also including a consistent summary page for every carrier!

As a result of this attention to transparency and detail, I was able to put together my Pennsylvania analysis pretty quickly even though they hae a huge number of carriers on both their individual and small group markets.

Via the Pennsylvania Insurance Dept:

Insurance Department Releases 2023 Proposed ACA Rates And Health Plans

​Harrisburg, PA – Acting Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys today released the 2023 requested rate filings for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. As filed, 2023 will see increased competition and more choices for consumers within some counties. Both the individual and small group rate requests will result in a moderate statewide average increase.

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OK, this is a bit odd...the press release is from March, but Pennie.com didn't post it on their site until today. Weird:

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania’s state-based health insurance marketplace, known as Pennie, has added a new qualifying life event to allow low-income Pennsylvanians the ability to enroll in health insurance throughout the year.

“Since taking office, a top priority of mine has been to expand access to quality, affordable health insurance to all Pennsylvanians,” said Gov. Wolf. “I strongly believe that access to health care is a fundamental right, but it’s also good for Pennsylvania’s economy. This additional qualifying event will make health insurance accessible to some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, providing them the security of knowing they can receive medical care without the astronomical costs associated with seeking care without health insurance.

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