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April 16, 2021 Outreach and Enrollment News

Author: Amanda Tekely/Tuesday, April 20, 2021/Categories: Outreach News

Pennie American Rescue Plan Act Additional Savings

Beginning today, Friday, April 16, Pennie’s Phase 1 of the American Rescue Plan Act takes effect. Current customers will be able to access the Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) enhanced subsidies during this phase, as long as they actively resubmit their Pennie application. The second phase in Pennie’s implementation plan relates to re-running eligibility for current Pennie customers. Pennie will be automatically updating their plans with the enhanced subsidies and will implement these savings by no later than June. Pennie will be notifying their customers when these changes will be available  in their accounts, and what steps they need to take  to receive them, if necessary. For more information access these Pennie Job Aids. Here are the steps to update an account for someone already receiving APTC, applied for APTC but earned too much to qualify, and NOT eligible for unemployment.

  • Login to dashboard
  • Scroll down to Household Eligibility
  • Click link to edit application
  • Go through the application, verify all info is correct
  • Make all the attestations on the Sign & Submit Page (click all the check boxes) 
  • Sign & Submit
  • Get updated eligibility 


Lunch and Learn

Every other Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:00 pm, Pennie hosts a Lunch and Learn focused on topics related to consumer enrollment and assister services. The next session is Wednesday, April 21. Upcoming topics will focus on: COBRA/Special Enrollment Period, Unemployment Compensation /American Rescue Plan updates, Enrolling in Dental Plans and more. For a calendar meeting invitation, please contact Scott Yeager, Pennie Outreach Manager. Click here to join the meeting.

April Monthly Assister Call

With the changes coming our way because of the American Rescue Plan Act and changes to the Pennie platform, Assisters will be discussing these items along with COVID-19 vaccine event collaboration and summer event planning during PACHC’s April Monthly Assister Call. Click here to join.

Assister Communication Platform

Health Center Assisters are able to obtain recordings of monthly meetings, slide decks, review frequently asked questions, network and share resources on PACHC’s Outreach and Enrollment Slack Page. All enrollment assisters--those who work with consumers on sliding fee, assist with insurance eligibility, enroll those likely eligible for the Medicare saving program or extra help program or work with patients who may be uninsured--are encouraged to join. 


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