Individuals & Families


Maryland Health Connection is our state’s health insurance marketplace. We’re your one-stop shop for health insurance in Maryland. Here you can shop, compare and select a health plan that meets your needs and those of your family. Even if you’ve never been able to afford health insurance in Maryland before, you may now qualify for financial help to pay for private health insurance. You or a member of your family may also now be eligible for Medicaid or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP). No matter what type of insurance you qualify for – public or private – we’ve got you covered.

Open enrollment has ended for 2014

Open enrollment for private insurance coverage is now closed. The next open enrollment for coverage in 2015 begins November 15, 2014. Medicaid enrollment is open all year.

If you experience a life change event, such as marriage or loss of current coverage, you may be eligible for a special enrollment period.

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.

What is Maryland Health Connection? Find out more about health coverage for individuals and families!

Here at Maryland Health Connection, you can:
see and compare options

See and compare all of your coverage options in one place. You can make apples-to-apples comparisons of a wide variety of private health plans, including covered benefits, premiums and out-of-pocket costs

enrollment application

Fill out one single application to enroll yourself or your family, once you compare plans and decide which one is best for you

qualify for new tax credits

Learn if you qualify for a new federal tax credit, which will lower your monthly health insurance premiums or out-of-pocket costs

qualify for public health programs

Find out if you or a family member qualify for a public health program, such as Medicaid (Medical Assistance) or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)

consumer assistance program

Get free help by phone or in person through our Consumer Assistance Program

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.