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Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Highmark announces 2024 Affordable Care Act products in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (November 1, 2023) — Highmark today announced its Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance products in Northeastern Pennsylvania for 2024, offering individuals and families high-quality, low-cost and convenient health coverage options to help them be at their best.

“Highmark has an ACA plan for every lifestyle and health need,” says Bill Tuthill, vice president of Federal Markets for Highmark. “Over the last year, we have seen increases in enrollment in every age group, from young adults leaving their parents’ health coverage to older Americans transitioning from their employer-based insurance in their 50s and 60s. And, with Medicaid eligibility determinations resuming, the ACA marketplace will offer those who no longer qualify for Medicaid affordable, high-quality options to ensure there are no gaps in health coverage and care.”

Thousands of Highmark members and millions of consumers nationwide have benefitted from expanded ACA subsidies that lower what they pay for their coverage, and those subsidies have been extended through at least 2025. Nearly 90 percent of Highmark’s ACA members in Pennsylvania qualify for subsidies or tax credits to make their coverage more affordable. Nearly 15,000 of our Pennsylvania members are enrolled in a plan with a premium of less than $5 per month after subsidy.

“The ACA marketplace is thriving, with more than 18 million Americans enrolled in affordable, accessible plans that provide strong benefits,” says Ellen Galardy, president of Federal Business at Highmark. “We are proud that more than 21,000 Northeastern Pennsylvanians have chosen a Highmark ACA plan and we look forward serving even more members in 2024.”

2024 Individual and Family plans
“Our most popular plans aren’t changing for 2024,” says Tuthill. “But since we realize that our ACA customers aren’t always looking for the same thing in a health plan, we make a broad range of coverage options available and help our customers to enroll in the plan that’s right for them.”

In Northeastern Pennsylvania, my Priority Blue Flex PPO ACA plans provide broad access to doctors and hospitals across the region and across the country. Through the BlueCard® program, Highmark plans include in-network coverage for services received from more than 97 percent of hospitals nationwide, including facilities in New York and New Jersey.

“Highmark is committed to transforming health care by making it more personalized, proactive, accessible, and technology-enabled,” says Galardy. “In addition to offering access to world-class in-person care, we’re leveraging technology in a variety of ways to increase access and convenience for our members — extending care for items ranging from mental health, to physical therapy, to dermatology, to chronic physical health conditions like diabetes.”

While the open enrollment period runs through January 15, consumers must enroll by December 15 for coverage that starts on January 1. For more information on Highmark’s 2024 ACA health insurance products, visit Highmark.com or call 844-759-2209. 

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 2.6 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and through its affiliated Blue companies has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. All of Highmark's Medicare Advantage plans in Pennsylvania achieved the highest possible quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - 5 out of a possible 5 Stars. In western Pennsylvania, its unaided brand awareness, brand preference and overall brand rating are significantly higher than its closest competitor. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs approximately 4,500 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield’s total economic impact throughout Pennsylvania is more than $16 billion. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact

Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Health
570-574-0050
Anthony.Matrisciano@highmarkhealth.org

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