Individuals & Families


Maryland Health Connection is our state’s health insurance marketplace where you can choose a health plan that meets your needs. You may qualify for financial help with your insurance costs — or you or a member of your family may now be eligible for Medicaid or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP).

Open enrollment has ended for 2014

We are in the process of upgrading our website. Until the next enrollment period begins this fall, Marylanders seeking health insurance should use the following options:

I am interested in buying health insurance or need to finish applying

You can enroll in a qualified health plan before Nov. 15 if you have special circumstances like getting married, having a baby or losing other health coverage.

If you think you may qualify to buy coverage now, or you need to complete or change an existing application, call our Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572 (TTY 1-855-642-8573) or visit a navigator or insurance broker near you. We can help you enroll in coverage now.

I think I may qualify for Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program

Enrollment in Medicaid and MCHP is year round.

You can apply at any time online at or by visiting a local connector entity, health department or department of social services.

You can also apply by calling our Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572 (TTY 1-855-642-8573).

Pregnant women are encouraged to apply at local health departments. Call 1-800-456-8900 for information.

Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions about getting covered now.

You also should report life changes like getting married, having a baby, or certain income changes to Maryland Health Connection. Some of these changes may allow you to enroll now or change plans, and may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for.

If you need quality health coverage that fits your budget, you’re in the right place!

Watch this video to learn more about Maryland Health Connection and how health insurance in Maryland may work for you.

It’s good to know:

How the health care law helps protect you

Maryland Health Connection brings you the benefits of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). How does the ACA help you? The ACA provides you with the following:

For more information about health care reform in Maryland, visit the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform.

Get covered…for your health and peace of mind

Under the ACA, most people over age 18 must have health insurance beginning in 2014 or pay a fine. If you have Medicaid or Medicare coverage, you meet the requirement, or if you currently have health insurance through an employer or bought a policy on your own. Stay healthy. Get covered.