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When and how to apply for health insurance

Beat the Rush - Open Enrollment

New to the Maryland marketplace? Here, we’ll give you the lowdown on how and when to apply for health insurance. When? Open enrollment for private plans, or qualified health plans, begins Nov. 1 at 5 a.m. and ends Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. It’s important that you enroll during this …

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Browse 2019 health insurance plans and prices now!

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View 2019 plans and prices four weeks before open enrollment begins! Visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov and click “Get an Estimate” to browse plans without having to provide personal details like name and Social Security number. The open enrollment period will run Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 for health coverage starting Jan. 1, …

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How to Make the Most of Medicaid Coverage

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Medicaid or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) coverage is free or low cost health insurance coverage for those who fall below a certain income range. Check the chart below to see if you may be eligible for Medicaid, based on your income and family size. Your children or other members …

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ALERT: Don’t fall for health insurance phone scams

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We have received an alert that a “health care enrollment center” is calling Maryland residents, offering to enroll consumers into affordable health plans. This is a SCAM. The message speaks about $199 plans and enrollment with no qualifying life event, outside of open enrollment. It begins as a robo-call and …

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When to Go to an Urgent Care Center Instead of a Hospital ER

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Maryland Health Connection always recommends choosing a primary care doctor to see for regular check ups and health care when you have an illness or injury. Doctors usually provide an on-call service after hours so you can have a medical professional call you back. When you need immediate health care, …

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Maryland Mom Sarah L. Uses Her Coverage Often

Growing up, Sarah L. had learned the benefits of health insurance from her parents. When the Affordable Care Act was passed, she was happy to learn that 10 essential benefits must be covered by all plans through Maryland Health Connection. It gave her peace of mind to start a family, …

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Covered Maryland Mom: Heather

Local mom Heather H. stopped by our Maryland Health Connection booth at Baltimore Pride 2018 recently, and told us her health coverage story. Heather has three children, all covered by health insurance through Maryland Health Connection. She stressed how important it is that her children are covered in order to …

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Use your insurance coverage during Men’s Health Month

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Show you care about your father every day! During the month of June, Maryland is celebrating Men’s Health Month. It’s important to keep Dad and the men in your life healthy. Here are four important things to consider. Regular check-ups can prevent or detect many health conditions. Set his annual …

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I lost my job. What are my options for health insurance?

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If you recently have lost job-based health benefits, you may be eligible for COBRA, short for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. COBRA provides the option of continuing a employer-sponsored health plan for a limited period of time. Is it the best alternative for you? Here’s a quick Q …

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