Nov. 1 Kicks Off 6-Week Enrollment Period for Quality Health Insurance Coverage

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace Begins November 1, 2017
Closes December 15, 2017  

Enroll in quality insurance coverage* that fits your budget and covers:

  • Hospital care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency care
  • Doctors’ visits and other services
  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Wellness services
  • Dental and vision care for children 18 and under
  • Care throughout pregnancy (pre-natal/delivery/post-natal)
  • Basic laboratory services
  • Pediatric care
  • Rehabilitative and habilitative services, such as physical therapy
  • Birth control

*You cannot be denied coverage based on a preexisting condition.

How to Enroll

Visit HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596/ 1-855-889-4325 (TTY) for more information.

Get Help Enrolling

For free assistance with applications or related questions, call one of our Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators at 1-855-274-5626. Or email the Navigator in your part of the state:

There is no fee to you for any service provided by the Navigators.
Language interpreters are available.

Get More Information

PA Insurance Department information about the ACA , including FAQs like:

Question: The average approved rate increase is 32.5 percent.  That’s a very high increase.  Do you really think people can afford this kind of increase?

Answer:  Most people buying individual health plans in Pennsylvania won’t pay anything near a 32.5 percent increase.  One reason is that currently, 78 percent of people with individual health plans get subsidies to help pay their premiums, and in some cases depending on their income, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses, too.  Generally, as premiums rise, subsidies will rise, too.

The federal government estimates 75 percent of Pennsylvanians who buy individual health plans through the federal exchange at healthcare.gov, will pay less than $100 a month in premiums for 2017.

To be eligible for a subsidy, an individual can have an income up to $47,480, and a family of four can have an income up to $97,200.

In addition, in some parts of Pennsylvania, some insurers are offering plans “off exchange”, or sold by agents or directly from the company, and not through the healthcare.gov website, that have lower premiums than on exchange plans.  If a consumer does not qualify for a subsidy, one of these off exchange plans may be a better deal, so consumers should check into this option.

Kaiser Family Foundation offers answers to 300 FAQs about health coverage and the Affordable Care Act.