As part of the COVID-19 State of Emergency declared by Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period. To ensure as many Marylanders as possible are able to take advantage of the opportunity, the special enrollment period has been extended. Uninsured Marylanders can now enroll for health insurance through the state’s health insurance marketplace until June 15.
Individuals also can download the free “Enroll MHC” mobile app. Free consumer assistance is available by calling 1-855-642-8572 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Request or select “Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period.”
To date, more than 10,000 Marylanders already have enrolled in health coverage through the Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period. More than 85% qualified for free coverage (Medicaid) or financial help to lower the cost of a private health plan. Also, more than half of all the enrollees are young adults ages 18-34. This special enrollment is for private health insurance. Those who are eligible for Medicaid may apply any time of year.
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SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED TO JUNE 15 (Maryland Health Connection)
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