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Nearly 157,000 Marylanders enrolled in health insurance coverage for 2019

We are excited that so many Marylanders are going into the new year with health coverage. This successful enrollment period for Maryland Health Connection was marked with a 2 percent increase over last year.

The open enrollment period began Nov. 1 and ended Dec. 15. A record 156,963 Marylanders enrolled in private health coverage during the open enrollment for 2019.

A last-minute surge of activity resulted in 5,432 enrollments Saturday, Dec. 15, on Maryland Health Connection — the largest day ever on the state’s health insurance marketplace. Visits to the “Enroll MHC” mobile app Friday and Saturday also were at an all-time high with 38,558 users, more than doubling the traffic on the final two days last year.

Enrollment among young adults (ages 18-34) increased by 4 percent from a
year ago. Enrollment also grew in 16 of the 24 jurisdictions in Maryland, primarily in rural counties.

Thank you for enrolling in health coverage. Be sure to take the next steps to make the most out of your new health insurance plan. Click here to learn how to use your new health plan and see what’s covered.