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Coronavirus emergency extends special enrollment period until June 15

As part of the state’s overall response to the coronavirus, and in an effort to prioritize health and safety, Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders. What you need to know When will the special enrollment period begin? The coronavirus emergency special enrollment period will …

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Your health coverage and the coronavirus

Governor Larry Hogan recently declared a State of Emergency as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to Maryland. With currently no vaccine, it is important to follow  preventive care. Here are some ways Maryland is handling the coronavirus and how you can use your coverage to stay healthy. Understanding your coverage …

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Top 5 questions about using your health coverage

Now that you have a health plan through Maryland Health Connection, you may be wondering, “what are my next steps?” To help you understand your benefits, we are breaking down the top 5 questions about your health coverage. 1. Who do I contact for information about my payments? If you …

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HMO vs. PPO: Understanding Plan Types

When you’re shopping for a health insurance plan, you can choose from several options. It’s important to understand the difference between plans, so you can choose the one that’s right for your lifestyle. Let’s take a look at what makes these plan types different from each other.  What is an …

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What you need to know about the new public charge rule

Coronavirus and public charge To address the possibility that some undocumented people impacted by coronavirus may be hesitant to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services, the USCIS has announced that screening, testing, treatment or vaccines (should a vaccine become available) for children and adults related to coronavirus will not …

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Your guide to the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program

This tax season, Marylanders will be able to sign up for health coverage through an innovative pilot program. The Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program is designed to increase access to quality and affordable health insurance for all Marylanders. This program will allow uninsured Marylanders to enroll in health insurance …

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New program provides access to free medication to prevent HIV

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set in motion a national program called Ready, Set, PrEP. This initiative makes pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an HIV prevention medication, accessible to those without prescription drug insurance coverage at no cost.  Pharmacies such as CVS Health, Walgreens, and Rite …

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International student gets covered: Dina

Dina was taught by her parents, “Success doesn't just come and find you, you have to go out and find it yourself.” With this belief, she left her home and her family in Nepal five years ago in pursuit of success. For her, that meant a better education and a …

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