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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

The Pennie Podcast Charles Angelo

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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

    Entrevista - George Fernandez - Latino Connection

    El empleado de Pennie, Juan Valencia, entrevistó a George Fernandez de Latino Connection en español.

    • 38 min
    Interview - George Fernandez - Latino Connection

    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! 

    • 30 min
    Interview - Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman

    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! 

    • 26 min
    Interview - Zachary W. Sherman, Pennie Executive Director

    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

    • 27 min
    Learn - Financial Assistance

    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?

    pennie.com 

    • 2 min
    Learn - History of Pennie

    Learn - History of Pennie

    Pennie's origin story

    • 2 min

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