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Health Insurance

Even healthy people need health insurance. Health insurance helps you to maintain and perhaps even improve your own health and that of your family.

Health insurance can also give you peace of mind. It will be there for you in the event of an accident or illness.


Do You Need Health Insurance?

Call the Health Federation of Philadelphia at 215-977-7255 or email

We can also help you apply for health insurance in person. Make an appointment at one of our health centers.


Health Insurance Resources
  • The Affordable Care Act
    The Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") is the federal health care law passed by the US Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

  • CHIP
    CHIP provides free or low-cost health insurance to Pennsylvania children.

    COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs.

  • Medicare
    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.

  • PA Department of Human Services
    The PA Department of Human Services administers services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. These services include eligibility and benefits determination and management of Medical Assistance programs.

  • Services for People with Disabilities
    The PA Department of Human Services supports programs for individuals with disabilities throughout the state with a focus on individualized care and benefits programs.

  • Social Security
    Social Security is the federal insurance program that provides benefits to retired people and those who are unemployed or disabled.

  • Resources for Human Development
    This Philadelphia organization provides free help for people signing up for CHIP, MA and other public benefits.