As of October 1st, Pennsylvania residents in need of coverage are eligible to purchase insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Individuals may apply online at healthcare.gov
, by toll-free phone (1-800-318-2596), or with a paper application by mail. Open enrollment for all individuals will close on March 31st, 2014 and will re-open in October 2014.
The Free Library is a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization. Trained staff can guide individuals through the process of enrolling for health insurance.
Please contact one of the following libraries to make an appointment:
You can also visit the Parkway Central Tech Lab at 1901 Vine St. from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following days. Certified Application Counselors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please make sure you have the following items with you when you are ready to sign up for health insurance:
- Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants).
- If employed, your employer and income information for every member of your household who needs
coverage (for example, from pay stubs or
W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements).
- Policy numbers for any current health insurance
plans covering members of your household.
- A completed Employer Coverage Tool form: For
every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for, you’ll need this form.
To speak directly with a customer service representative from the Health Insurance Marketplace please contact 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). Assistance is available in multiple languages.
Resources in other languages are also available:
Other languages: www.healthcare.gov/language-resource
Still have questions? Visit our web resources page or any Free Library location for additional information, computer access, and staff support.