Tuesday, March 17, 2020

MD Health Connection Emergency Enrollment Period Available Now!

MD Health Connection
Emergency Enrollment Period Available Now!

In an effort to prioritize health and safety and in response to Coronavirus, Maryland Health Connection opened an emergency special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders.

You can enroll in a health plan through Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Coverage will be effective April 1, 2020, regardless of when a health plan is selected during that time period.

Medicaid enrollment is available all year.

How to enroll: 
Visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov or download the free "Enroll MHC" mobile app. When enrolling, consumers should request or select "Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period."

The online application is available daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Free consumer assistance is available by calling 855-642-8572 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Deaf and hard of hearing may use Relay.

While free, in-person assistance is still available in some areas of the state, we strongly encourage you to apply using the website, mobile app or by phone.

Is Coronavirus testing covered under a Maryland Health Connection plan or Medicaid? 
Yes. Health insurance companies are required to waive cost-sharing, including lab fees, co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles for any visit to test for coronavirus at a doctor's office, urgent care center, or emergency room.

Can I qualify for the Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period even if I'm not sick?
Yes. All eligible, uninsured Marylanders may qualify for this emergency special enrollment period.

What do I need to apply?
Have these items ready when you apply. 

We encourage all residents to closely follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for all health-related coronavirus questions.