Health Care Reform: Forums, Health Coverage and More...
- Last Updated: 2.19.14
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|If you or someone you know does not have coverage, there is still time. You have until March 31, 2014 to enroll in a health benefit plan at Maryland Health Connection. If you tried and were unable to get the coverage you needed on January 1, there is a new option for retroactive coverage through the Maryland Health Insurance Plan (MHIP). Remember, the deadline to apply for enrollment is March 31.|
Open Enrollment October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014
3 Ways to Enroll:
- Phone: Health Insurance Connection Information Hotline: 1-877-223-5201
- On Location: See Locations for Health Care Enrollment and Assistance
- Website: Maryland Health Connection
Having 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. Beginning in 2014, 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.
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 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.
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