You will receive a red and white medical assistance card in the mail within 14 days of enrolling. Do not throw away this card. Even if you haven’t received your card yet, you can still get medical services.
Choose a managed care organization (MCO)
Your managed care organization (MCO) provides your care. Each member of the household may enroll in a different MCO.
Medicaid coverage will last for 12 months after pregnancy.
If you have Medicaid:
and you are pregnant, you must update your account to report a change.
and you have already reported your pregnancy, you do not need to take any action.
If you are applying for Medicaid:
and you are pregnant, you must answer the pregnancy questions to get the new coverage.
Coverage starts on the last day of pregnancy and ends on the last day of the 12th month. At the end of the 12th month, you may be able to renew your Medicaid coverage. Need help? Apply at local health departments (PDF) or call the Medicaid helpline for pregnant women at 1-800-456-8900 for information.
How do I renew Medicaid?
If you or a member of your family are enrolled in Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) or MCHP Premium, you will reapply for coverage at the end of each certification period. For most people, that’s every 12 months.
If you received a letter to reapply for Medicaid or if you think it’s time for you to do so, here are ways to renew your coverage:
Renew online. Log into your account and use the Change My Information/Renew Coverage button.
Use the free mobile app, Enroll MHC.
Get help renewing your coverage.
There are different renewal instructions for people who are 65 or older and who aren’t a parent or caretaker relative of a minor child, or for people who are blind, disabled, living in a nursing facility or are a current foster child.
Keep your account up to date
Make changes to your account any time there are changes in your life—including pregnancy, change of address, or change in job status. You may lose benefits if your account is not up to date.
Maryland Health Connection P.O. Box 857 Lanham, MD 20703.