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Disponible en inglés: What should I do if I need coverage before January 1? ES

Disponible en inglés: If you need coverage before Maryland Health Connection qualified health plans become effective on January 1, you may have some options:

If you are eligible for Medicaid, MCHP, or MCHP Premium, you can sign up at any time during the year. Look up your income and household size (PDF) to see if you may qualify.

You can apply for Medicaid, MCHP, or MCHP Premium at any time:

You may be able to buy a qualified health plan directly from a participating insurance company.

Finally, if you have recently experienced a major life event or special circumstance, you may be eligible to enroll in a qualified health plan through Maryland Health Connection outside of the annual Open Enrollment period. Learn more here about whether you may qualify to buy a plan and how to enroll.