Pennie, Pennsylvania's official health insurance marketplace has a podcast. A podcast about health insurance? Why? Well, an informed customer is a smart customer. With this podcast, we strive to help our listeners navigate their way through the health insurance maze. Look for three "tracks" within the Pennie Podcast:
Learn - Get familiar with insurance terms
Interview - Meet the players
Health - Tips and tidbits from experts
Learn more at pennie.com
Entrevista - George Fernandez - Latino Connection
El empleado de Pennie, Juan Valencia, entrevistó a George Fernandez de Latino Connection en español.
Interview - George Fernandez - Latino Connection
Not only were we joined by George Fernandez of Latino Connection for this episode, he also recorded an episode in Spanish with our Pennie Outreach Coordinator, Juan Valencia. We spoke about the Latino Connection's connection with Pennie, what attracts people (especially Hispanics) to Pennsylvania, why Latinos are considered "hard to reach," and the best place to grab lunch in Harrisburg. Enjoy!
Interview - Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman
How did Pennie come to be? What was the inspiration and how did Pennie make it through the legislature unanimously?
We discuss this and much more with Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman. She also gives the best analogy possible to help understand the Pennsylvania Reinsurance Program at 14:08.
We left some outtakes at the end for fun. Enjoy!
Interview - Zachary W. Sherman, Pennie Executive Director
In our first Interview podcast, we went straight to the source - our very own Executive Director, Zach Sherman. He's the first Executive Director for Pennie, and we discussed a number of health insurance marketplace topics and much more.
0:00 – Introduction
2:06 – Pennie Takeoff
3:30 – Zach’s Experience
6:30 – Why Pennsylvania?
7:15 – The Legislation
9:00 – More People, More Opportunity
10:15 – Covid’s Impact
11:20 – The Pennie Buy-In
12:45 – What’s in a name?
15:50 – The Customer Experience
16:15 – Existing Customers
19:20 – New Customers, Medical Assistance, & CHIP
21:15 – Pennie 101 & Free Help
23:45 – Pennie Landing
Learn - Financial Assistance
How does financial assistance work? Do you qualify? How do you even know IF you qualify? What are the types of financial assistance?
Learn - History of Pennie
Pennie's origin story