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Health Care Reform: Forums, Health Coverage and More...

Reforma del sistema de salud - Español

Although the deadline for open enrollment has passed, the Maryland Health Exchange has the May 1st Campaign to help individuals who tried but were unable to complete an application by March 31 get coverage starting on May 1. To participate, individuals have to complete their application before April 18.   There are several ways to do this:

Maryland residents that did not begin the application process before the March 31 deadline can contact a Connector Entity or the Consumer Support Center at 1-855-652-8572 to determine if they are eligible for Medicaid with year-round enrollment.  Individuals may also qualify for a special enrollment period if they have had a change in their life circumstances, such as the birth of a child, a marriage or divorce. 

If you are not looking for financial assistance, you can sign up directly with the insurance carriers. See the Maryland Health Connection website below for more details.

3 Ways to Enroll:

  1. Phone: Health Insurance Connection Information Hotline: 1-877-223-5201, or 1-800-396-1961
  2. On Location: See Locations for Health Care Enrollment and Assistance
  3. Website: Maryland Health Connection

Learn more about Maryland Health Care ReformHaving health coverage provides protection and peace of mind if you or your family gets sick or has an accident.  Health coverage also provides preventive health care and screenings to help keep you and your family healthy.  You may be eligible for Medicaid or a free or low-cost health plan based on your income. See Income Eligibility Chart.  Maryland residents are able to go to the Maryland Health Connection to determine their eligibility for Medicaid or private insurance. See the 2014 Premium Rates for the Maryland Health Connection.  See the Maryland Health Connection Frequently Asked Questions and Overview.

Answers to
Frequently Asked Questions

Timelines for Enrollment, Coverage and Payments

See Public Forums Video and Slide Presentation!

This fall, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office, the County Department of Aging and Disabilities, and the County Department of Social Services, presented free public forums to update County residents and answer questions about health care reform. Representatives from HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) attended.  HCAM is the Central Region Connector responsible for helping uninsured residents in the County learn about, apply for and enroll in health insurance. The forums provided information on insurance coverage, tax credits and subsidies; available health care services for adults and children; consumer assistance; and important dates. See the video and the slide presentation from the community forums, "Health Care Reform Update" (PDF).


Maryland Health Connection

Maryland Health Connection has partnered with insurance brokers throughout the country who can help you understand your insurance plan options and select the plan that works for you and your family. This directory lists those of our Authorized Brokers who asked to be included – this is not a complete list. Click here to view directory.

Learn more about Maryland Health Care Reform

HealthCare Access

Health Care Reform Video Corner

Health Care Reform Forum - September 4, 2013 - length 60 minutes


The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare - length 6:53 minutes

Health Care Reform Explained Video
 - length 9 minutes