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Which immigration statuses are eligible to enroll in a private health plan?

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Which immigration statuses are eligible to enroll in a private health plan?

Choose the Right Health Plan Maryland Health Connection

Which immigration statuses are eligible to enroll in a private health plan?

Which immigration statuses are eligible to enroll in a private health plan?

Which immigration statuses are eligible to enroll in a private health plan?

The following immigration statuses are eligible to enroll in a private health plan:

Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) who entered the U.S. after August 22, 1996

  • Often called green-card holders.
  • Applicant for LPR Adjustment with approved visa also may be eligible.

Granted Deferred Action Status

  • Note, this does not include DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) because residents in the U.S. through DACA may not enroll through the marketplace.
  • An administrative order to pause expulsions may be granted for a limited number of reasons, such as age, physical condition or “compassionate reasons.”

Asylees

  • An applicant for this status with employment authorization also may be eligible.

Aliens who entered the U.S. before August 22, 1996

  • Often called “Green Card holders.”
  • Applicant for Adjustment with approved visa also may be eligible.

Refugees

Deferred Enforced Departure

Battered spouse, parent or child (Under the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA)

Alien paroled into the U.S. for at least one year

Trafficking victim and spouse, child, sibling or parent

  • An applicant for Victim of Trafficking Visa also may be eligible.

Veteran, active-duty military and their spouses

  • Non-remarried surviving spouses and children of veterans or active-duty military also may be eligible.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the U.S. from countries designated (see USCIS.gov website for current list)

  • An applicant for TPS with employment authorization also may be eligible.

Lawful Temporary Residents under the Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) and family unity provisions under LIFE Act

  • Applicants for IRCA or the LIFE Act plus employment authorization also may be eligible.
  • Applicants for Registry plus employment authorization also may be eligible.
  • A child with pending application for Special Immigrant Juvenile status also may be eligible.
  • Applicant for Suspension of Deportation or Cancellation of Removal plus employment authorization also may be eligible.

Alien granted withholding of Deportation or Removal

  • An applicant for this status with employment authorization also may be eligible.

Citizens of Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau

Lawfully Present Resident of American Samoa under its immigration laws

Iraqi and Afghan Nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan

Member of federally recognized Indian tribe or American Indian born in Canada

Cuban/Haitian entrant

Individuals on an Order of Supervision with employment authorization

Non-Immigration status not in violation, includes students, U and V Visas, HB-1 and J Visas

  • Diplomat or foreign government official (A); foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S. (A-2)
  • Temporary visitor for business (B-1); temporary visitor for pleasure, recreational study, or medical treatment (B-2)
  • Transiting the United States (C)
  • Crewmember (D)
  • Treaty trader (E-1); treaty investor (E-2); Australian professional specialty (E-3)
  • Student (non-vocational) (F) l Employee of a designated international organization (G)
  • Temporary professional worker in specialty occupation (H-1B); Free Trade Agreement professional: Chile, Singapore (H-1B1); Fashion model (H-1B3); Nurse for health professional shortage (H-1C); Temporary agricultural worker (H-2A); Temporary non- agricultural worker (H-2B); Trainee or special education visitor (H-3)
  • Media, journalist (I)
  • Exchange visitor (J)
  • Intracompany transferee (L)
  • Fiancé marrying U.S. citizen (K-1), Foreign- born spouse pending Green Card (K-3)
  • Athlete or member of an entertainment group (P-1); Artist or entertainer (P-2; P-3)
  • Parent or child of a Special Immigrant (N)
  • Individual with extraordinary ability or achievement (O)
  • Student (vocational) (M)
  • Participant in an international cultural exchange program (Q-1)
  • Religious worker (R)
  • Spouse and children of a Lawful Permanent Resident (V)
  • Victim of human trafficking (T)
  • Victim of criminal activity (U)
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