Pa. Gov Campaign to Help Shop for Health Insurance

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that the Department of Insurance will launch a statewide media campaign to help Pennsylvanians as they shop for health insurance during the open enrollment period, November 1 through December 15.

The media campaign will be announced at a press conference today at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Media Center with Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman.

“I’ve made it a priority to do everything in my power to be sure Pennsylvanians have access to affordable health insurance,” Governor Wolf said. “As part of a group governors, I’ve written to leaders in Washington to voice support of bi-partisan health care reform and to reject policies that increase costs for insurance, sabotage health care and cause chaos for Pennsylvanians.

“The Affordable Care Act, while not perfect, is allowing more Pennsylvanians access to health care and we want to be sure people using the exchange have all the information they need at the ready to help them make the right choice for them and their families.

“That’s why the Insurance Department is launching a media campaign to help educate people on the individual market health insurance options during open enrollment.”

The campaign, funded by insurers, will help fill the void left by Trump Administration cuts to outreach and advertising budgets and was created to ensure that consumers understand changes to the open enrollment period, which is now six weeks shorter than in previous years.

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s open enrollment tools for consumers, includes a plan comparison tool and an Affordable Care Act fact sheet.