If you do not need or want Medical Assistance, you can ask that your MA coverage close by calling your caseworker or the Statewide Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 or 215-560-7226 in Philadelphia.
If you are found not eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) when your renewal is reviewed, you will get a letter in the mail telling you that your MA coverage is stopping. You can appeal the decision if you believe it is not correct. Appeal and fair hearing rights and instructions for how to ask for an appeal will be on the letter you will get.
If you are not eligible for MA, we may send your information to Pennie®, Pennsylvania's official health and dental insurance marketplace. You will get a letter if we share your information with Pennie®. Pennie® lets you shop for plans available in your area and is the only place to get financial assistance to help pay for coverage and/or out-of-pocket costs.
Children under the age of 19 who are not eligible for MA may have their information sent to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP provides high quality, affordable health coverage for families with children that covers all the care your child may need like doctors' visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, and more.
If you are found not eligible for Medical Assistance, your information may be sent to Pennie® and/or CHIP. However, if you do not get a letter from either Pennie® or CHIP, you can reach out through the contact information below.
CHIP Helpline: 1-800-986-KIDS (5437)
How can I apply for CHIP?
You can apply for CHIP coverage at any time. Find out how you can apply for CHIP online, over the phone, through the mail, or in person at Apply For CHIP (pa.gov).
How can I apply for a plan through Pennie®?
You can browse and apply for health and dental plans through Pennie ® at any time. Visit www.pennie.com to find out How to Enroll and get started.