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

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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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Covered Maryland Mom: Heather

Local mom Heather H. stopped by our Maryland Health Connection booth at Baltimore Pride 2018 recently, and told us her health coverage story. Heather has three children, all covered by health insurance through Maryland Health Connection. She stressed how important it is that her children are covered in order to …

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Use your insurance coverage during Men’s Health Month

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Show you care about your father every day! During the month of June, Maryland is celebrating Men’s Health Month. It’s important to keep Dad and the men in your life healthy. Here are four important things to consider. Regular check-ups can prevent or detect many health conditions. Set his annual …

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Health coverage for opioid use disorder

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Substance use disorder treatment, including opioid misuse treatment, is included in all qualified health plans through Maryland Health Connection. Make sure to use your health plan to get the help you need and take back your life. Use these guidelines to pick the best plan to help with treatment and …

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I lost my job. What are my options for health insurance?

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If you recently have lost job-based health benefits, you may be eligible for COBRA, short for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. COBRA provides the option of continuing a employer-sponsored health plan for a limited period of time. Is it the best alternative for you? Here’s a quick Q …

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Grab Health Insurance Information at our May Events

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The weather is warm, grass is sprouting, and your calendar is filling up. Make sure to include health insurance on your to-do list if your income or household is going to change. Although open enrollment for Maryland Health Connection’s private health plans is only Nov. 1-Dec. 15, it’s important to …

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Navigate Our Health Insurance Assistance Network

You finally get a break for lunch, and a server hands you a menu the size of a dictionary. So many options. What’s the difference between a starter and an appetizer? Decisions, decisions. Just as you feel overwhelmed with food options, you may feel like you’re drowning in the  choices …

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