Maryland's Official Health Insurance Marketplace

I am an undocumented immigrant but my household members would like to enroll in coverage. How does my immigration status affect my household’s eligibility?

We know that many immigrant families are of “mixed status,” with members having different immigration and citizenship statuses. Some families may have members who can’t buy health insurance through the Marketplace, alongside other family members who are eligible to use the Marketplace, like lawfully present immigrants.

Any information collected through the application process for the applicant and non-applicant will not be used for immigration enforcement purposes. We will verify your lawfully present status only to check what health insurance programs you may be eligible for and to process your qualified health plan enrollment. Learn more about how we use your data. These “non-applicants” will be asked to provide a Social Security Number, but it is entirely optional. They do not have to provide one. The only exception is that if someone is filing taxes and has a Social Security Number, he or she is expected to provide that Social Security Number even if he or she only wants coverage for other family members.

We encourage you to apply for health coverage and get coverage for those in your family that are eligible. Personal information in your application won’t affect your immigration status. Enrolling in health coverage — and using the health insurance that this important law extends to eligible individuals — will not prevent your loved ones who are undocumented from getting a green card in the future or who do not yet have a green card at risk.