PA Fair Care to begin accepting applications on Wednesday

Posted By on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 3082 comments.

The PA Insurance Department is offering a new program called PA Fair Care – Pennsylvania’s health plan for uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions.

PA Fair Care will be administered statewide through a contract with Highmark Blue Shield. Benefits will include preventive care, physician services, diagnostic testing, hospitalization, mental health services and prescriptions. The cost to enrollees is a subsidized premium of $283.20 monthly.

To be eligible for PA Fair Care, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Have a pre-existing health condition
  • Be uninsured for the previous six months

PA Fair Care will begin taking applications on Wednesday, August 4, after 8:30 a.m. To apply, applications can be completed online at, or those without internet access may apply with assistance from the toll free helpline – 1-888-767-7015 (TTY 1-888-767-7018) Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions, please call the toll free helpline at 1-888-767-7015.

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