Home » Glossary Term

Blog Archives

Annual Open Enrollment Period

The period of time each year during which any individual eligible to enroll in a qualified health plan (QHP) through Maryland Health Connection may enroll in a plan or change coverage. Open enrollment to buy a qualified health plan for 2019 is November 1 to December 15, 2018. Medicaid enrollment …

Read More »

Outstanding Verification

When you complete an application through Maryland Health Connection, we ask for certain information about you and your household like your citizenship and income (if you are interested in financial assistance). If we’re unable to verify the information you provided in your application using information from the Internal Revenue Service, …

Read More »

Minimum Essential Coverage

The type of coverage an individual needs to have to meet the individual responsibility requirement under the Affordable Care Act is called “minimum essential coverage.” If you do not and you are not exempt from the requirement to have coverage, you will be expected to pay a penalty when you …

Read More »

Consumer Support Center

The consumer support center (CSC) provides help with finding, applying for and enrolling in health plans. Our consumer support center offers assistance in more than 200 languages, as well as Relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Nov. 1-Dec. …

Read More »