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Starting April 1st, all Medical Assistance (MA) and CHIP recipients must complete an annual renewal to keep coverage. Pennie is here to ensure continuous coverage for Pennsylvanians that have lost or are losing MA coverage, but we need your help!  


  • Due to federal COVID-19 relief efforts, Pennsylvania was allowed to maintain coverage for Medical Assistance (MA) (also known as Medicaid) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for most people even if they no longer qualified. 

  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 set April 1, 2023, as the end of maintained MA and CHIP coverage regardless of eligibility. After April 1, 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) will return to normal eligibility processes.  

  • Pennie and DHS are working to ensure that qualified Pennsylvanians have access to health coverage either through Medical Assistance, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or affordable, high-quality coverage through Pennie.
Click here to view talking points about the ending of the MA/CHIP continuous coverage

Help Us Spread the word:  

We have two stakeholder toolkits available for your use: 

  1. Co-Branded DHS and Pennie toolkit – includes collateral pieces, FAQs, sample content, digital banners, and social graphics

  2. Pennie Specific Toolkit – includes Pennie collateral, and social posts/graphics
DHS & Pennie Co-Branded Toolkit
Pennie Specific Toolkit

Go further:  

Read more the ending of the continuous coverage at: 

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Loss of Medical Assistance Coverage | Pennie