View 2019 plans and prices four weeks before open enrollment begins! Visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov and click “Get an Estimate” to browse plans without having to provide personal details like name and Social Security number. The open enrollment period will run Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 for health coverage starting Jan. 1, 2019.
Use your computer or phone.
Click the blue “Get an Estimate” button on the home page.
Then, enter basic information like your county, age and income to see what coverage and savings you may qualify for. If you choose to get an estimate, the site will provide plans and costs that pertain to you and your family. You won’t actually be applying for coverage.
Will I receive financial help with my health plan?
Nine out of 10 people who enrolled through Maryland Health Connection this year received savings on health insurance costs. For 2019, consumers may find their cost of coverage is similar to or even less than this year.
If I’m already enrolled, do I need to do anything?
If you’re already enrolled in a 2018 plan, check out the new 2019 plans and prices to see if a different plan is best for you and your family. If you decide not to update your account information during open enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled into a plan similar to your 2018 insurance plan. If you’d like to change your plan for 2019, log into your account during open enrollment, Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 and update your selection. If you cancel your 2018 plan, you will not be automatically enrolled for 2019.
I need to renew my Medicaid, should I apply during open enrollment?
Only if you get a notice that says you need to renew in November or December. Medicaid enrollment is year-round. In fact, we encourage you to apply outside of the open enrollment period, to get faster assistance when you need it. You’ll get a notice when it’s your month to renew.
What if I need coverage before Jan. 1, 2019?
You may be eligible for a special enrollment period. To see other life events that qualify you to apply outside of open enrollment, click here.
About Maryland Health Connection
Maryland Health Connection is Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace for individuals and families to compare plans and enroll in health and dental coverage. It’s the only place to get financial help with health insurance. See if you qualify for financial help or Medicaid to make health insurance more affordable.