Open Enrollment: Get Covered, Maryland!
Maryland Health Connection Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 1
If your employer doesn’t provide health care coverage, you can purchase, renew, or change your health insurance plan through Maryland Health Connection, our state’s official health insurance marketplace, from November 1st to December 15th.
Maryland Health Connection seeks to provide quality health insurance coverage that fits your budget. When you apply for coverage, you may also qualify for financial help, such as tax credits, cost sharing reductions, or even free or low-cost coverage. During last year’s enrollment period, nine in 10 people who enrolled through Maryland Health Connection qualified for some form of financial assistance.
Note: You must enroll by December 15, 2017, in order to have coverage begin on January 1, 2018.
Learn about available plans, compare coverage options, and enroll online through Maryland Health Connection at https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/. You can also call 1–855–642–8572.
Here are some additional resources that may be useful to you as you begin the enrollment process:
- Browse plans, compare coverage, and estimate costs: click here.
- Get free, in-person enrollment assistance from certified application counselors, navigators, local health departments and other qualified organizations in your area: click here.
- Check out this calendar of upcoming Open Enrollment events in your area: click here.
- If you’re planning to enroll in-person with a local representative or at an Open Enrollment event, make sure you bring with you all the information on this application checklist: click here.
Current or Retired Federal Government Employees — OPM Open Season
If you are federal government employee or retiree and would like to enroll or re-enroll in a federal employee health benefits plan, you can do so between Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Learn more: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/.
Medicare Open Enrollment Closes Dec. 7
Between Oct. 15th and Dec. 7th, Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health or prescription drug plans. Learn more: www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Reach-Out/Find-tools-to-help-you-help-others/Medicare-Open-Enrollment.html.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my District Office staff at 301–354–1000.