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How should I report changes in my household or income?

You can apply or make changes to your application at MarylandHealthConnection.gov, or call us at 1-855-642-8572 (Deaf and hard of hearing use Relay service). You can also get free, in-person help updating your application.

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Is becoming pregnant a qualifying event to enroll?

Becoming pregnant is not considered a life event that triggers a special enrollment period to enroll in a qualified health plan through Maryland Health Connection outside of Open Enrollment or to change your current health plan. Giving birth will qualify you for a special enrollment period. However, if you become …

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What life events may qualify me to enroll?

There are a variety of life events and circumstances that may allow you to enroll in a qualified health plan through Maryland Health Connection or change your current plan. Whether you qualify for a special enrollment period depends on the type of event and how it affects your eligibility for …

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What is a Special Enrollment Period?

A Special Enrollment Period allows you to enroll in a qualified health plan through Maryland Health Connection or change your current plan outside of the annual open enrollment period. You may newly enroll or change plans only if you have certain life events and are otherwise eligible to enroll in coverage through …

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When does my plan change become effective?

For most life events, if you qualify for a special enrollment period to change plans and report your new plan selection to Maryland Health Connection between the 1st and the 15th of the month, your coverage will begin on the 1st of the following month. If you report your new …

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I have a special circumstance and might qualify to buy a plan now. How can I shop for one?

If you are eligible to buy a plan now (because of a special circumstance), you can enroll online at MarylandHealthConnection.gov, call our Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572 (Deaf and hard of hearing use Relay service) or visit a navigator or insurance broker near you.

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