COVID-19 Updates From HCAM

HealthCare Access Maryland is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak. We will update this page regularly.

HCAM’s physical sites will be closed to all consumers and staff until further notice, and many staff members will be working remotely. We will reevaluate further closures in alignment with state and local government decisions.

HCAM navigators, including those normally stationed at health departments, DSS offices, and other locations are working remotely. You can reach a navigator, who can assist you in applying for or renewing your health insurance through Maryland Health Connection, by calling 410-500-4710.

Please click here for a directory of services to contact a specific department.

Health Insurance Coverage and Eligibility:
The Maryland Insurance Administration has directed insurance carriers to waive deductibles, co-payments, and other cost-sharing related to COVID-19 testing and to waive any time restrictions on prescription drug refills. More info here:

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has declared a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), from March 16-June 15, for uninsured individuals to sign up for health insurance. Enroll online at or call Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572 to complete an application.

The deadline for uninsured Marylanders to enroll in health coverage when filing state taxes has been extended to July 15th.

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will not cancel your Medicaid coverage if you were supposed to renew. Coverage will be extended to June 30. MDH will decide next month if further extensions are needed.

MCHP Premium payments will be waived for April and May.

This page was last updated: 5/15/2020 11:58 a.m.

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