WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR COVERAGE?


RIGHT AWAY! Real Medicaid Expansion is coming to Pennsylvania. That means it's going to get easier to apply and that everyone who's covered will have better, more comprehensive benefits. 

People who are approved before April 27th will go into the Healthy PA system former Governor Corbett set up (don't worry! you'll be moved into the new, better coverage by September 1st). People who are approved on or after April 27th will go directly into HealthChoices Medicaid Expansion, getting the more comprehensive benefit package that includes dental care!

If your income is below 138% of the poverty level, you will qualify even if you have assets or are not disabled. If your income is at or below the levels listed here, you should apply for coverage right away.

You must also be a U.S. citizen or lawfully-present immigrant (who has been in the U.S. longer than 5 years) and not incarcerated to qualify.

Enrollment  continues year-round. 














CAN I GET HELP APPLYING?


YES. You can apply with help (in person or over the phone) from a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor by calling any of the following organizations:

Pennsylvania Health Access Network: 
1-877-570-3642

Pennsylvania Benefits Center: 
1-855-486-9331

Consumer Health Coalition: 
412-456-1877

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association: 
1-855-274-5626

Mental Health America Westmoreland County: 
1-855-274-5626

You can also apply directly, through the state's Department of Human Services by: