Health insurance is important because it provides coverage for preventive care that keeps you healthy, such as screenings, prescriptions, vaccines and check-ups, as well as care needed for illnesses and accidents. Health care expenses can add up very quickly without insurance, especially with a serious medical issue.
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, there are more options than ever when it comes to choosing health insurance. These options include purchasing private insurance individually or through an employer, purchasing on the public Healthcare Marketplace, participating in Medicaid (Healthy PA), or in Medicare for those over 65.
Eligibility for health insurance depends on factors such as age, income, employment, and health status.
For more information about the different types of health insurance, choose one of the links below:
The Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov) is for qualified individuals and families who do not have health insurance coverage. Many people qualify for subsidies. Enrollment runs to February 15. To make an appointment for enrollment assistance, call 215-710-5888.
Medicaid is a government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care. Now, with Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania, more people will be eligible for Medicaid. To make an appointment for enrollment assistance, call 215-710-5888.
Many employers provided options for health insurance coverage through private insurance carriers. Download our Key Questions to Ask When Choosing a Plan and speak with a Human Resources or Benefits Manager in your organization.
If you are 65 or older, or will turn 65 soon, you will be eligible for Medicare. APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, is sponsored locally by the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to objectively help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. For more information or to make an appointment, call 215-348-0510.
For more information, please call St. Mary at 215-710-5888.