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Why staying hydrated is important

As the temperatures rise, staying hydrated this summer is important. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “getting enough water every day is essential for your health, and healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking with meals.” However, during the summertime, we find ourselves …

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How to stay healthy this summer

Summer is almost here and temperatures are beginning to rise. As you ease into a new routine this season, it’s important to remember to keep your body and your mind healthy.Here are five tips to help you take care of yourself. 1. Wear Sunscreen  Whether you’re going to the beach …

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Questions to ask before selecting a health plan

Interested in finding a health plan? Congrats! Picking a health plan can be complicated. Before diving in, here are some questions you should consider. What type of plan is it? Maryland Health Connection offers private health plans from insurance companies you’ll recognize, like CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente. All plans have …

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Consumer Advisory: Beware of COVID-19 insurance scams

Maryland consumers may have received a letter that looked like it was from Maryland Health Connection and Allianz Care regarding a support fund and requesting that people send an email to begin accessing this fund. Maryland Health Connection did not send this letter. Maryland Health Connection determines eligibility for health …

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On unemployment? What to include as income on your application

Whether you are applying for the first time or you already are covered through Maryland Health Connection, you may have new types of income to enter, including Unemployment Income Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $600 unemployment bump One-time federal recovery rebate or stimulus payment ($1,200 per adult and $500 per …

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Take care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the state, many Marylanders are finding the impact not just physical, but mental as well. With stressful challenges like loss of income, isolation and the fear of contracting the coronavirus, it can be easy to feel mentally drained or checked out. To …

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Lost your job? You can get health coverage!

According to the Maryland Department of Labor, about 108,508 Marylanders filed for unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you recently have lost your job-based health benefits, you may be eligible to enroll in health coverage through Maryland Health Connection. I lost my job. Can I get health insurance now? …

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Coronavirus emergency special enrollment period extended to July 15

Maryland Health Connection has extended the special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders to enroll in private health plans through July 15. What you need to know When will coverage begin? Enroll by July 15, 2020, coverage starts July 1, 2020 How do I enroll? To enroll, visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov or download …

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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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