Health Insurance

Health Insurance

NOT Eligible for Medicare or Medicaid? — Marketplace Open Enrollment is here
November 1
st to December 15th, 2018!

After December 15th, 2018, you can’t enroll in or change health insurance plans, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Plans joined during Open Enrollment start January 1st, 2019. Before you apply, you can preview 2019 health insurance plans and estimated prices based on your income. Here is the website to check them out:

5 ways to apply for 2018 health insurance:

If you apply this way… You’ll do this
Online How you apply depends on whether you’re new to the Marketplace

New to Create an account:

Already enrolled in a plan? Log in:

By phone

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A customer service representative helps you fill out an application, review your choices, and enroll in coverage.

How: Contact the Marketplace Call Center: 1-800-318-2596

With in-person help

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Assisters in your community with special Marketplace training help you fill out an application and enroll.

How: Enter your ZIP code to see a list of groups and people near you:

Through an agent or broker Agents and brokers help you apply and enroll. (You pay no more with an agent or broker; some may sell only certain companies’ plans.)

How: Enter your ZIP code to see a list that includes both agents/brokers and other assisters:

By mail Fill out and mail in a paper application. You’ll get eligibility results in the mail within 2 weeks. Create an online account or use the Marketplace Call Center to enroll.

How: Download the 2018 Marketplace application (PDF):

and instructions (PDF):

This year, PCDC does not offer Marketplace enrollment service to the community. However, you can pick up a resource list at our front desk. See below organization that offer assistance to enroll in Marketplace insurance in our surrounding neighborhood:

  • Nationalities Service Center: 215-893-8400 (Phone interpretation available)
    1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107
  • City Health Centers:
    • Health Center 2 (Chinese speaking staff available): 215-685-1803
      1720 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
    • Health Center 10 (Chinese speaking staff available): 215-685-0639
      2230 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
  • Pennsylvania Health Access Network: 877-570-3642
    112 N Broad Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19102
  • Free Library of Philadelphia: 215-686-5322
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19103
  • Health Federation of Philadelphia: 215-765-2580
    1228 N Franklin St, Philadelphia PA 19122