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DOL Releases Info on COBRA Premium Assistance

Last month Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides 100% COBRA subsidies from April 1 to September 30 of 2021. Read more.

Bill Signing: H.R. 1799

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the President signed into law: H.R. 1799, the “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” which extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to May 31, 2021; and extends the PPP authorization through June 30, 2021 to provide the Small Business Administration additional time to process applications received by the application deadline. Read more.

Changes to ACA and COBRA Subsidies Go into Effect

Major changes to the ACA marketplace subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) went into effect yesterday, along with an increase in federal subsidies for COBRA premiums to 100 percent. Read more.

COVID-19 Relief Enrollment Period

Pennie Enrollment has been extended until August 15th, 2021. Read more.

Join us at Pennie's Outreach & Education Workgroup On Friday

Join the Pennie leadership for an informative webinar.   The Broker Working Group meets the second Friday of each month to discuss details of Pennie enrollment and updates on guidelines and training necessary for Brokers to work in Pennsylvania’s marketplace for individuals and families. Join the meeting.

Pennie: What Effective Date Will My Client Receive?  

Check out this Special Election Period Quick Reference Chart. Read more.

Pennie News & Updates

Find out what's new with Pennie on our resources page, including downloads, links, and events. See more.

UPMC Health Plan Members' Out-Of-Pocket Cost Waivers Extended

Following Governor Wolf’s extension of Pennsylvania’s Proclamation of a Disaster Emergency, UPMC Health Plan confirmed that it will continue to waive all deductibles, coinsurance and copays for in-network, inpatient COVID-19 treatment for its members enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans, fully-insured employer group and individual ACA plans, as well as in self-insured employer group plans that do not opt out of this coverage. Read more.

Highmark Update: New Pharmacy Program Coming This July

Effective July 1, 2021, to help reduce member drug costs and improve adherence, Highmark and Sempre Health have worked together to offer an exciting new product for our members. Read more.

Highmark SEP Bonus

Check out this incentive program for new to Highmark ACA individual market enrollment with March – June effective dates. Payment will apply to total members, not contracts and will pay in July, 2021. There is no minimum requirement to be eligible and no cap to the incentive. Payout will apply to any SEP submitted with March – June effective dates. Read more

Kansas City Life | Group Benefits Helping You Grow

There's a wonderful stroke of good luck in store for you again this year when you combine your hard work and loyalty with Kansas City Life Insurance Company's Group Benefits Bonus Incentive Program. Read more

UPMC Health Plan | We Introduce “The Better Option” Producer Incentive for Individual Sales

UPMC Health Plan has two ways to help you earn incentives during Pennie’s COVID-19 special enrollment period (SEP). Enroll qualifying individuals between February 15 - May 15, 2021, with March - June 2021 effective dates, to qualify for the incentives below. Read more.