Recently, state Senator Carolyn Comitta held a healthcare enrollment townhall with experts from Pennie. If you were not able to attend, you can watch a video of the presentation.

In addition, Senator Comitta’s office compiled this list of 10 Takeaways from the meeting to help answer your questions.

  1. Pennie replaces for Pennsylvanians. The official and only website for Pennie is
  2. Pennie Customer Service can be reached at 1-844-844-8040.
  3. Please be aware that some companies and websites are attempting to pose as official Pennie representatives. When in doubt, hang up. If you receive an unsolicited call or e-mail, contact Pennie’s customer service to confirm that you are speaking with a Pennie certified broker/assister. 
  4. If you sign up by December 15, you’re guaranteed to be covered by the New Year. Those who sign up by January 15 will start coverage on February 1, 2022.
  5. The American Rescue Plan Act brought significant savings to low-income families and even to those who may not have previously qualified for financial assistance. Compare plans and estimate your potential savings through Pennie.
  6. Enrolling for health coverage through Pennie will provide you with tax credits that go towards your plan’s premium. However, even if you enroll with a provider directly, you may be eligible for tax credits at the end of the year. 
  7. Assisters can guide you throughout the process to buy coverage but cannot make recommendations on which plan to choose. Find an assister through Pennie here.
  8. Brokers are qualified and trained specialists to help residents choose the right healthcare plan. Find a broker through Pennie here.
  9. The special enrollment period begins on January 16 through December 31. This allows those with a qualifying life event (ex: birth of a child, marriage, loss of employment, etc.) to enroll in healthcare coverage throughout the year. 
  10. In addition to health insurance plans for individuals and families, Pennie can help connect you with dental insurance plans.

If  you have any additional questions, browse the Pennie FAQs or contact Pennie directly at 1-844-844-8040.