"Today, I am encouraging Pennsylvanians to take advantage of this year's open enrollment period as we've worked hard to make health care more affordable and accessible in the state,"
This is the last enrollment period that
This historic reform creates an online exchange operated by the state that will save insurance purchasers money, pay for some of the health care costs for high-cost individuals, and lower premiums, in particular for low-income Pennsylvanians.
"The insurance department is pleased that insurers remain committed to providing ACA coverage options to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians," Insurance Commissioner Altman said. "Nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvanians qualify for subsidies to offset their monthly premiums. I encourage individuals who do not get coverage through an employer or other state or federal programs to shop for coverage and compare plans using Consumers' Checkbook on the department's website."
The Checkbook tool allows consumers to view plan options, estimate monthly premiums and total annual out-of-pocket costs for each plan, and calculate available subsidy assistance.
"Our uninsured rate has fallen to just 5.5 percent, the lowest on record for
For more information on how to enroll and to access the Consumers' Checkbook, visit the