By Jonathan Encarnacion, Administrative Director – Medical Assistance at UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, a leading health insurer, is helping Pennsylvanians who are dealing with financial challenges that they could not have imagined just a few months ago. Many of us are unaware that we have options for no cost or low-cost health insurance with great benefits regardless of income or employment status. By calling 1-877-563-0292 (TTY: 711) and talking live with a health insurance specialist, people can see if they qualify for health insurance coverage through UPMC for Kids. Members of this health plan have access to UPMC’s award-winning customer service, and a nationally recognized, robust provider network of doctors and hospitals. Members can purchase prescription medications with little to no copays or other out of pocket expenses. This plan also include coverage for dental services including routine check-ups, eye exams and corrective lenses.

It’s important for people to be aware of how to get health insurance so they don’t forego getting routine care for themselves and their families. For example, a family of four earning less than $53,000 may be eligible for free health insurance coverage for their children through UPMC for Kids. The health insurance specialist can also help people who do not qualify for coverage through UPMC for Kids, they can learn about other affordable coverage options through UPMC for You, UPMC Health Plan’s individual ACA Marketplace plans, Medicare Advantage plans and HealthChoices programs.

UPMC for Kids provides coverage for routine care, such as annual physicals, checkups, flu shots and immunizations, as well as coverage for in-person and virtual doctor visits when sick, as well as coverage for emergency room, urgent care and hospital care. This health plan also includes UPMC Health Plan’s Health Care Concierge Service, which helps members and their families navigate their health care plan, assisting them with getting the services they need, provider access and more.

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