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Testing Insurance Coverage

State officials say all Pennsylvanians deserve to have access to COVID-19 testing without worrying about how much it will cost them.

According to Jessica Altman, the state’s insurance commissioner, for those already with comprehensive medical insurance, she says testing is covered without any of pocket costs.

But for those who don’t have insurance because their employment was affected by the pandemic she says there are other options.

She says they can secure coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, Medical Assistance, Children’s Health Insurance Program and COBRA.

Altman also says the state’s new health insurance marketplace, Pennie provides affordable comprehensive health insurance plans.

She says open enrollment for Pennie begins on November 1st for next year’s coverage.

“If you experience a significant life change which includes the loss of other insurance coverage such as losing insurance through your job you may be elgible for a special enrollment period to secure coverage right now and this coverage will be more affordable than COBRA”

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