Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the new state-based market Pennie and be covered on Jan. 1.

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On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf encouraged Pennsylvanians to enroll for health care on Pennie.com.

Nearly 300,000 Pennsylvanians have insurance through Healthcare.gov or Obamacare. But under a bipartisan state program, they will soon become part of Pennie.com, a state-run health insurance marketplace. Financed by the federal ACA, the state-run Pennie promises more insurance plans at lower costs.

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Open enrollment for Pennie runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, with Dec. 15 the deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

“Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever that we help Pennsylvanians get access to health care coverage,” Gov. Wolf said in a statement.

“With Pennie, more Pennsylvanians will be able to get affordable health insurance, more Pennsylvanians will be able to see a primary care doctor for preventive care, more Pennsylvanians will be able to manage chronic conditions, and crucially, more Pennsylvanians will live healthier, longer lives.”

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You can learn more about Pennie online.