State's taking applications for high-risk health insurance
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
By Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state's new high-risk health insurance plan, PA Fair Care, is accepting applications from Pennsylvanians starting this morning.
The program is meant provide health coverage for Pennsylvanians who have been unable to obtain insurance because of preexisting medical conditions. Up to 3,500 Pennsylvanians will receive coverage initially on a first-come-first-serve basis. Policies will cost about $283 a month.
You can apply online at www.pafaircare.com. Those without immediate access are encouraged to visit a local library, community center or county assistance office for free public access to the Internet, because applications will be processed more quickly online. If your computer has a pop-up advertisement blocker, you'll need to temporarily disable that as well.
The application can be completed in under 15 minutes.
A toll-free help line (1-888-767-7015) is also available for those with questions, but it is not meant to handle those applying for coverage.