Enroll in Health Coverage
Need Health Insurance?
HealthCare Access Maryland can help you sign up for a Qualified Health Plan or Medicaid.
You may apply for Medicaid at any time throughout the year.
Medicaid is no-cost or low-cost health insurance through the State of Maryland. You may qualify for Medicaid if you are a household of 4 with income below $33,000. If eligible, your coverage will begin on the first day of the month in which you apply. You may also qualify for three months of retroactive coverage to cover medical bills.
If you have enrolled in Medicaid and have not yet received your card or your packet from HealthChoice to select your Managed Care Organization (MCO), please contact our office for assistance at 877-223-5201. Your application may be missing a required document.
Re-Enroll in Medicaid
If you applied for Medicaid on Maryland Health Connection between October 15, 2013, and March 31, 2014, it may be time for you to re-enroll in order to keep your coverage. To complete a renewal application, you will have to complete a new application in Maryland Health Connection. For assistance with your application, please call our hotline at 877-223-5201 or come into our office at 201 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 1500, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Get a Qualified Health Plan
Open Enrollment for 2014 has now ended. The next open enrollment period will begin on November 1, 2015. You may be able to sign up for a Qualified Health Plan if you have recently experienced one of the following events:
- You owe a tax penalty on your 2014 taxes ( available only through April 30, 2015)
- You have had a change in household size due to a birth, adoption, death, marriage, or divorce
- Your household income has changed due to a loss in hours, loss of employment, a promotion, a new job, or new government benefit
- You have experienced a loss of health coverage due to the loss of a job, loss of benefits, divorce, death of a spouse, or aging off of your parents’ insurance policy
For questions about whether or not you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, please contact one of our Navigators
Who is eligible?
All legal residents in Maryland who do not have access to affordable health coverage through their employer are eligible to enroll in health insurance through Maryland Health Connection.
How do I enroll?
You can enroll in person, by phone, or online.
- Visit an HCAM office
- Baltimore City: 201 E. Baltimore St., 15th floor | Monday–Friday 8:30–4:30
- Baltimore County: 523 Main St., Reisterstown | Monday–Friday: 10–7; Saturday 9–4
- Anne Arundel County: 8159A Ritchie Highway, Pasadena | Monday–Friday 10–7; Saturday 9–4
Meet with a certified navigator to get help completing the enrollment process. Navigators can help you explore plans and enroll in private health insurance or Medicaid. They can also help you learn about your eligibility for federal tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies to help you pay for your insurance plan. Throughout the year, our navigators will be at sites throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County. See our enrollment sites and events to learn where you can get in-person enrollment assistance.
Want to make an appointment? Call 877-223-5201.
- Call Maryland Health Connection Call Center: 1-855-642-8572 (TTY: 1-855-642-8573)
- Go online: marylandhealthconnection.gov.
What documents will I need to enroll?
When you are ready to sign up for health insurance, you will need the following information and documents:
- Social Security numbers for everyone in your family who will be covered by your health insurance (or documents for any legal immigrants who need insurance)
- Birth dates and general information about you and your family members who are applying for health coverage
- Employer and income information for everyone in your family (for example, pay stubs, W-2 wages, tax statements)
- Policy numbers for any current health insurance
- Information about any job-related health insurance available to your family
- Looking for a navigator or assister to help you enroll in a Qualified Health Plan or Medicaid? Download an outreach calendar for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, or Anne Arundel County, or visit the Enrollment Sites area of our Web site.
- Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Qualified Health Plans.
- Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Medicaid.
- Download the Application Checklist.
- Download our Call Center flyer.
- Learn more about HCAM’s role in helping Marylander’s get health insurance.