Prepare For Enrollment

SHOP. COMPARE. SELECT. BUT FIRST, PREPARE!

Maryland Health Connection is providing you with ways to prepare for the enrollment process – whether you’re enrolling online, with in-person assistance or over the phone. Keep these resources on hand when comparing and selecting the plan options best for you and your family.

Click each circle below to learn more about the resource.

Income Eligibility Chart

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×Determine your eligibility for Medicaid coverage or financial assistance to reduce the cost of your health insurance as your first step in the public and private health plan enrollment process.

Income Eligibility Chart

Participating Insurance Companies

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×Browse participating health insurance companies for information about the medical and dental qualified health plans they each offer. You can visit the insurance company website for more details. Marylanders who are eligible for Medicaid can review available Managed Care Organizations (MCO).

Participating Insurance Companies

Maryland Health Connection Sample Rate Scenarios

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×View sample rate scenarios to get an idea of what you could pay for insurance through Maryland Health Connection based on your family size, income level, tax credit eligibility and the plan metal level you select. These rates are only samples.

Sample Rate Scenarios

Authorized Insurance Broker Directory

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×Maryland Health Connection has partnered with insurance brokers who can help you understand and select from your insurance plan options. The list is updated weekly to feature more of the 1,500 authorized brokers available.

Broker Directory

Maryland Health Connection Plan Quality Report

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×Authorized health insurance companies can offer insurance plans through Maryland Health Connection. Each qualified health plan (QHP) is evaluated and given a five-star performance rating. The performance ratings in this report can help you more easily make comparisons among health plans.

Plan Quality Report

Maryland Health Connection Health Care Provider Search

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×If you are interested in understanding which health plans a particular doctor participates in, search for your physician using this new service sponsored by Maryland Health Connection.

Health Care Provider Search

Income eligibility for adults


If your household is this:
You may be eligible for Medicaid if your income* is this:
You may be eligible for reduced premiums and/or lower insurance costs if your income is this:
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Less than $15,856
Less than $21,404
$15,857—$45,960
$21,405—$62,040
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4
Less than $26,951
Less than $32,499
$26,952—$78,120
$32,500—$94,200
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Less than $38,047
Less than $43,595
$38,048—$110,280
$43,596—$126,360
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Less than $49,143
Less than $54,691
$49,144—$142,400
$54,692—$158,520

Source: Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Medicaid Planning Administration
*Income eligibility levels for children and pregnant women are higher

You can also create an account on the online marketplace for the most accurate eligibility information.


So many ways to get assistance

Maryland Health Connection offers many ways to get assistance selecting or enrolling in health plans or even just understanding more about Maryland Health Connection.

Here's where to look:
Authorized Brokers (Producers)Maryland Health Connection has partnered with insurance brokers throughout the state who can help you understand your insurance plan options and select the plan that works for you and your family. Authorized professionals will display this logo. Use these instructions to select an authorized producer while you’re shopping. A referral network has been established to offer assistance for people seeking health insurance from local independent insurance producers (brokers) who are authorized to do business with Maryland Health Connection. If you would like the services of a local independent broker, please call 1-877-304-9934 (or 410-268-6877). You will be given the contact information for a local broker who can assist you.

SHOP Direct Enrollment: If you would like to have the assistance of an insurance representative to assist in enrolling you and your employees in a healthcare plan, Maryland Health Connection has made arrangements to provide this service to you, at no additional cost. If you would like to have the services of a local producer, you may call this number toll-free: 877-304-9934. You will be given the name of one or more producer, and also information on the producer's association membership, if any. A producer does not have to be a member of an association to participate in the Program.
Connector EntitiesConsumer assistance organizations called Connectors are located in communities around the state and have individuals who are certified to help you enroll in Medicaid or a qualified health plan.

You can even have the option to get one-on-one help and to apply in person. Contact the Connector in your region.
Local EventsFind a local informational event.
Consumer Support CenterThe consumer support center answers question about Maryland Health Connection and how it works. Call our toll-free phone line and speak with a trained representative.

Call toll-free 1-855-642-8572 or 1-855-642-8573 for services for the deaf or hard of hearing.

It’s good to know:

What items you should have available when filling out an application: