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Yearly Archives: 2018

Guide to Getting Health Coverage

Are you ready to apply for health coverage? Think applying is too complicated? Think again. Take three minutes to watch this video. We offer a step-by-step guide to using our online application that covers creating your account, reporting your income, and building your household.

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Recent Beat the Rush events offered free help to get covered.

Open enrollment through Maryland Health Connection started Nov. 1, and Marylanders have until Dec.15 to enroll in 2019 health plans or change a current plan. If you’re not sure which plan is best for you next year, or how to make changes in your information or coverage, we can help. …

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Beat the rush!

This week Maryland Health Connection will host “Beat the Rush” events throughout the state. These events will provide expert assistance understanding your 2019 coverage options, explaining the financial help that may be available, and answering any questions you have. This year, there is some big news: many health plan rates …

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When and how to apply for health insurance

Beat the Rush - Open Enrollment

New to the Maryland marketplace? Here, we’ll give you the lowdown on how and when to apply for health insurance. When? Open enrollment for private plans, or qualified health plans, begins Nov. 1 at 5 a.m. and ends Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. It’s important that you enroll during this …

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How to Make the Most of Medicaid Coverage

covered medicaid

Medicaid or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) coverage is free or low cost health insurance coverage for those who fall below a certain income range. Check the chart below to see if you may be eligible for Medicaid, based on your income and family size. Your children or other members …

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ALERT: Don’t fall for health insurance phone scams

scam alert

We have received an alert that a “health care enrollment center” is calling Maryland residents, offering to enroll consumers into affordable health plans. This is a SCAM. The message speaks about $199 plans and enrollment with no qualifying life event, outside of open enrollment. It begins as a robo-call and …

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3 Back-to-School Health Insurance Tips

Back to school check up

Back-to-school time is right around the corner! It is important to make sure that your children kick off the new school year in the healthiest way possible. Maryland Health Connection offers these three tips: Schedule your child’s school or sports physical now. Routine physicals are covered by your health plan and …

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When to Go to an Urgent Care Center Instead of a Hospital ER

urgent care vs hospital

Maryland Health Connection always recommends choosing a primary care doctor to see for regular check ups and health care when you have an illness or injury. Doctors usually provide an on-call service after hours so you can have a medical professional call you back. When you need immediate health care, …

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What is a short-term health insurance plan?

A short-term health insurance plan may offer lower cost premiums for health insurance coverage. It’s important to note these plans are not required to include the essential health benefits mandated under the Affordable Care Act. However, a short-term plan may offer a temporary solution for coverage while you wait for …

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Maryland Mom Sarah L. Uses Her Coverage Often

Growing up, Sarah L. had learned the benefits of health insurance from her parents. When the Affordable Care Act was passed, she was happy to learn that 10 essential benefits must be covered by all plans through Maryland Health Connection. It gave her peace of mind to start a family, …

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