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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator

Do you need health insurance?

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association has certified navigators to help you navigate the new Health Insurance Marketplace and find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. By using the Marketplace, you can see and compare all your options in one place and enroll for health insurance.

We also help people apply for Medicaid HealthChoices, which can be done any time of the year.

Our "door" is open year round and we are available to help you at no fee to you.

Apply and Enroll

Visit HealthCare.gov and complete an application to see the coverage available in your area. You can also call the Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center directly at 1-800-318-2596 for more information. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.

Get help with your application to Health Insurance Marketplace or Pennsylvania Medicaid/HealthChoices from our Navigators. Call 1-855-274-5626. If you work on the application and have questions, we will help

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Need help with getting insurance through the Marketplace?

Call us, the Navigators, at 1-855-274-5626 (toll free) from anywhere in Pennsylvania to make an appointment or to speak with a Navigator. We are here to help at no fee to you.

Current Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance coverage for 2018 is now closed. If you do not have a health insurance plan for 2018, you can only enroll in a health insurance plan for 2018 if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

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Medicaid Changes

People who need insurance now, and think they may be eligible for Medicaid, should apply. Medicaid is always open for enrollment.

Some people who apply for Medicaid may be told that they make too much money to qualify. Those individuals and families can apply to the Marketplace, even if they were told earlier that they did not qualify. Our navigators can help with this process.

Have questions or need help applying for an exemption? Give us a call: 1-855-274-5626. we are available to help with no fee to you.

Informational Sessions

PMHCA is also available, in the Central Pennsylvania area, to provide informational sessions both as outreach to organizations and groups or one-on-one to individuals. To schedule a navigator to speak to your group or visit you in the community, call PMHCA at 717-564-4930. Not in Central Pennsylvania? Give us a call and we will put you in contact with a navigator in your area of Pennsylvania.

Call a Navigator

There is no cost to you for Navigator services.

For assistance with applications, you can call 1-855-274-5626. If you are uncertain about which navigator to choose, any of us can help you. There is no fee to you for any service provided by the Navigators. Language interpreters are available. Or email the navigators at pmhca@pmhca.org

Join the PMHCA Email List

If you have not already, become a member of PMHCA, or join the PMHCA email list to receive emails as information about this service becomes available. Join the PMHCA email list.


For more information contact Lynn Keltz, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association at 717-564-4930.

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This Marketplace Insurance Navigator Program is made possible through a consortium of Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association and Mental Health Association in PA. Funding is provided by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Department of Health and Human Services.