Under the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration, Pennsylvania has maintained coverage for most Medical Assistance (MA) recipients unless they moved out-of-state, passed away, or requested to be disenrolled.  

When the federal PHE comes to an end, anyone who is found to be no longer eligible during the renewal process for Medical Assistance or who fails to complete their MA renewal will be disenrolled from Medical Assistance coverage – that is where Pennie comes in! 

Pennie and the Department of Human Services (DHS) are working to ensure that qualified Pennsylvanians can access coverage either through Medical Assistance (MA), the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or affordable, high-quality coverage available through Pennie.  DHS and Pennie will be reaching out to these impacted customers to communicate this shift and will educate those who may be losing coverage on what they need to do to stay covered through MA, CHIP or Pennie.  

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As always, please contact your Total Benefit Solutions Inc health insurance specialists with any questions or concerns at (215)355-2121.