Published on July 17, 2018

Mercy LIFE is the Best Community Health Choice

CHC is coming in 2019 to Philadelphia area residents.

Information about the new health insurance program was mailed to the homes of Pennsylvania residents who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance).

Community Health Choices (CHC) will give you the option to choose one insurance plan. You must choose one of the plans. If you do not choose a plan by January 2019, a plan will automatically be selected for you by the state of Pennsylvania. The insurance plans available are:

  • AmeriHealth Caritas
  • PA Health & Wellness
  • UPMC Community HealthChoices

If you are eligible for the three health insurance plans listed above, you can also enroll in the Mercy LIFE program. Current members of the Mercy LIFE program do not need to enroll in the new Community Health Choices health insurance program. Members are already covered under Mercy LIFE’s health insurance and benefits.

Make your own choice!

Again, if you do not select one of the Community Health Choices health insurance programs, the state of Pennsylvania will choose one for you. You make the choice! Consider Mercy LIFE for you and your family. Mercy LIFE provides seniors 55 and older with the support they need to continue living in their own home or with family. There are no out-of-pocket charges if seniors qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid or Medicaid only.

To learn more about the Mercy LIFE program or for more information about the new Community Health Choices health insurance program, visit or call 215.339.4524.