Health Insurance Options for Veterans

health insurance for veteransAs a U.S. veteran, you have several options when it comes to protecting your and your family’s health. You can get quality, affordable health coverage from Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace.

What you should know about your coverage options:

  • If you are enrolled in coverage through the Veterans Administration’s health care program (or another program like TRICARE or CHAMPVA, Spina Bifida and Children of Women Vietnam Veterans), you meet the requirement under the Affordable Care Act to have health insurance.
  • If you or your family members are not covered through VA programs, or you would like to supplement this coverage with another health plan, you may enroll in coverage through Maryland Health Connection. Depending on your income, you or members of your family may qualify for Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection and receive free or low-cost health care. Enrollment in Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) is year-round.
  • All Maryland Health Connection plans cover comprehensive essential benefits, such as doctor visits, prescriptions, hospitalizations and free preventive care.
  • If you are not covered through a VA program, you also may qualify for financial help to lower the cost of insurance. Nine of 10 people who enrolled through Maryland Health Connection last year qualified. Maryland Health Connection is the only place you can get financial help to lower the cost of coverage.

You can get free help applying for coverage.

Visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov/help to enroll or find free, in-person help from a trained navigator or broker near you, or call 1-855-642-8572 (Deaf and hard of hearing use Relay service). To apply for VA health care at any time, visit va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll, call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), or visit your local VA health care facility.

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 like tax credits or Medicaid/MCHP to make health insurance more affordable.

Visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov to enroll, or download our free Enroll MHC mobile app for Android and iPhone.

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