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Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Highmark announces first-ever Affordable Care Act products in Southeastern Pennsylvania for 2024

PHILADELPHIA (November 1, 2023) — Highmark announced its first ever Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance products in Southeastern 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, and 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. “Highmark has a long history of serving Southeastern Pennsylvania through our diverse portfolio of businesses. We’re thrilled to expand our statewide presence and community-focused service by offering consumers in the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region greater choice of high-quality ACA health coverage, as well as new solutions to make the health insurance experience better.”

2024 Individual and Family plans
Highmark will offer broad-network my Blue Access PPO ACA products in the five Southeastern Pennsylvania counties for 2024. In total, consumers in these counties will have 14 plan options from Highmark to choose from, including five that include adult dental and vision benefits, in additional to robust medical and pharmacy benefits. My Blue Access PPO includes in-network access to Highmark’s broadest local provider network as well as access to over 97 percent of hospitals nationwide through the BlueCard® program, including providers in bordering states and throughout Pennsylvania.

“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 or call 877-915-0003.

About Highmark Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, protects Pennsylvania individuals and families with a range of high-quality, affordable and reliable health insurance solutions. As the only Blue Shield licensee in Pennsylvania, Highmark Blue Shield has a long and successful history of delivering remarkable experiences in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Federal Employee Program. Highmark Blue Shield earned a Brand Excellence Award from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in recognition of its efforts in building brand strength and providing superior customer service, solid financial performance and enrollment growth. Highmark is also annually recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" through the Disability Equality Index® a leading national benchmark established jointly by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Highmark 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

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Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health