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End the Year with a Meaningful Gift of Support to the Coalition! 

Today we are asking that you express your own support for the Coalition: 

  • Make a contribution today; or
  • Pledge to donate to the Coalition in 2015 - your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar through a grant from the Open Society Institute-Baltimore; or
  • Do both! 
Whatever you do, don't let this opportunity pass to say -I support the Coalition 100%!  

Make a Donation Now!

Second Open Enrollment Information

Maryland's exchange,, is open for all consumers to sign up for health insurance or do anonymous browsing to learn about available plans, get an estimate of financial assistance and compare their health insurance options without having to enter personal information.  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.
  • The 6 Connector entities across the state provide in person assistance to consumers

Key Dates:
Dec. 18  last day to reapply for financial assistance for a QHP you bought in 2014
Feb. 15  Last day to apply for a new QHP effective January 1, 2015 and to reapply for financial assistance to ensure that this is applied to your 2015 QHP premiums starting on January 1.

Upcoming Enrollment Events - Get free in-person enrollment assistance:
Pasadena - January 10, 10am-4pm
Elkton - January 10, 10am-2pm
Westminister - January 10, 10am-2pm

Get the full address of the event and register here.

As of Dec. 16, Maryland Health Connection has enrolled 105,902 people — including 61,031 in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and 41,871 in Medicaid. See the full report.


Picking the Right Plan and Using It Wisely

Selecting the Right Plan has resources to help consumers understand the complexities of picking the right plan to meet their needs. There are also specialized fact sheets for those with Substance Use Disorder, HIV, disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and many more.

The Eligibility and Enrollment page has resources for consumers, customer assistance information, information for health care professionals and more.

For those who just purchased insurance – congratulations! Now some may be asking – what’s next? The new Take Care. Getting the most out of your health insurance provides consumers with answers to this question.


Women Really do “Get It”

Women have a unique and powerful voice in health care reform – learn more.


Medicaid Managed Care Market Tracker

Community Catalyst and Kaiser Family Foundation have created a new tool help you evaluate and hold accountable the multistate companies that are increasingly managing Medicaid benefits.

Here are some ways you can use the new tool:

  • Check out plans operating in your state or planning to bid on business in your state
  • Educate policymakers as they consider expanding Medicaid managed care and/or contracting with new plans
  • Advocate for more accountability for the public dollars spent on managed care

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.

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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.