Wolf Administration Taking Lead on Health Enrollment after Trump Administration Cutbacks
November 30, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Members of the Wolf Administration, including Pennsylvania Insurance Department Acting Commissioner Jessica Altman, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne will be joined by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network to offer enrollment assistance for individuals eligible for Medicare, plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medical Assistance, and CHIP at the KING Community Center in Harrisburg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
“Selecting a health care plan can be confusing and enrollment is vital to ensuring you are receiving the best plan with the coverage options you need for the following year,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We want to make navigating that process easier by having subject matter experts on hand to walk you through enrollment.”
The open enrollment period for 2018 coverage for Medicare beneficiaries interested in making changes to their Medicare Advantage or prescription drug coverage closes on December 7, and open enrollment for 2018 coverage for ACA enrollees closes on December 15. Enrollment for Medical Assistance and CHIP is always open.
“This year, the federal government shortened the ACA enrollment period, so my administration is doing all we can to make sure Pennsylvanians are informed and educated,” said Wolf. “Time is running out – let us help you get the coverage you need.”
For individuals unable to attend the event at the KING Community Center on December 2, 2017, please refer to the following information:
- For additional help signing up for health insurance, visit the Insurance Department’s Open Enrollment Assistant page here: www.insurance.pa.gov/Coverage/Pages/Open-Enrollment-Assistance.aspx
- For additional help enrolling in Medicare, find your local Area Agency on Aging here: www.aging.pa.gov/insurance.
- Pennsylvanians eligible for Medical Assistance or CHIP can apply for benefits in person, by paper application, or online at www.compass.state.pa.us.
The KING Community Center is located at 1243 South 18th St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.