Rep. Pisciottano praises new Path to Pennie program
Program creates new avenue to health care for the uninsured through state tax form
PITTSBURGH, March 16 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, applauded the new Path to Pennie program – which adds a form on income tax returns for uninsured Pennsylvanians to enroll in affordable health care coverage – announced today by the state Revenue Department and Pennie, the state-based health insurance marketplace.
“Uninsured Pennsylvanians will now be able to access health care by simply checking a box when filing their state taxes,” Pisciottano said. “I want to thank my colleague, state Representative Austin Davis, for spearheading this crucial initiative by introducing legislation to create an Easy Enrollment Option, a bill that I was proud to co-sponsor.”
The new program creates a simple and straightforward way for tax filers to indicate that they, their spouse, and/or dependents do not have health coverage and are interested in learning more about the services provided by Pennie. Those who indicate they are uninsured and consent to receive information from Pennie will receive an official postal notice from Pennie with instructions on how to apply for coverage in April 2022, during Pennie’s Special Enrollment Period.
“Increasing access to high-quality, low-cost health insurance is a top priority for me and my colleagues in the House,” Pisciottano said. “I am very pleased that Pennie, the state Department of Revenue and Governor Wolf were able to work together and make our legislative goal a reality.”
Learn more about the ‘Path to Pennie’ at pennie.com.