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Second Open Enrollment Information

The redesigned exchange has opened for all consumers to sign up for insurance.  There will be a series of events, including a more intensive campaign of in-person assistance to help consumers and businesses during the upcoming season of open enrollment. 

Consumers may do anonymous browsing at MarylandHealthConnection.gov to learn about available plans, get an estimate of financial assistance and begin comparing their health insurance options without having to enter personal information. This feature will continue throughout open enrollment.

Consumers can get assistance in multiple ways.

  • The call center is open to take phone applications at 855-642-8572 (TTY 855-642-8573).   
  • All authorized insurance brokers (producers) and navigators are able to complete enrollments through the website and also provide in-person consumer assistance.
  • All caseworkers at local health departments and departments of social services will enroll consumers through the website. Medicaid applications (currently completed through SAIL) will be directed through MarylandHealthConnection.gov.

Nov. 22 - HealthConnectNow! enrollments events take place today in Western Maryland and the Lower Shore Region. Others are scheduled throughout Maryland. See the full schedule and register today.

Enrolling in a Health Insurance Plan?

Check out the Coalition's page Selecting the Right Plan for many resources to help consumers discern which plans will work best for them - with many fact sheets for special populations including people with Substance Use Disorder, LGBT, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, and many more.

Also, be sure to take a look at our Eligibility and Enrollment page that has resources for consumers, customer assistance information, information for Health Care professionals and more.

2014 Consumer Advocate of the Year Award - Maryland's Connector Entities & Their Partner Organizations

There is no more appropriate recipient for the Coalition's 2014 Consumer Advocate of the Year Award than Maryland's six Connector Entities, their partner organizations and the individual navigators and assisters, who work with them. 

Calvert Healthcare Solutions (Southern Maryland Region)

Door to Health Care-Healthy Howard (Western Region)

HealthCare Access Maryland (Central Region)

Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program (Lower Eastern Shore Region)

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services with their Prince George's partner - the County Department of Social Services (Capital Region)

Seedco (Upper Eastern Shore Region)

Thanks to their tireless efforts almost 458,000 Marylanders had enrolled in health care coverage, either with a Qualified Health Plan or through Medicaid, by October 4, 2014.  These individuals and their families gained the security of knowing that when they need health care they can get it.

The Coalition also wants to recognize and thank those at the Local Health and Social Services Departments, Maryland's insurance brokers, the staff at hospitals, clinics, insurance carriers, and the many others, who did their part as well.  

Health Tax Credit Tool

Lower the cost of health insurance with the Health Premium Tax Credit. Use this tool from Consumers Union to estimate your Health Tax Credit.

Consumer Guide To The Supreme Court’s Action On ACA Subsidy Issue

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case on a subject that’s important to millions of people who receive subsidies to help purchase coverage under the health-care law. Friday’s decision follows earlier action in July when two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on the issue.  See answers to some frequently asked questions about those court decisions and how they impact consumers.

Making Health Care Delivery Work for Consumers

The Affordable Care Act creates new opportunities to promote a more cost-effective and patient-centered approaches to the delivery of health care.  As advocates, we are working to make sure that these work for consumers.  

All-Payer Hospital System Modernization (Medicare Waiver)

Maryland has received a waiver from CMS, which modernizes the state’s  unique all-payer rate-setting system for hospital services. View a presentation about the project.  

Learn more about Maryland’s payment and delivery system reform initiatives.