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County Department: HHS
Affordable Health Care Act or Health Care Reform

Maryland Health Connection (MHC) is for residents of Maryland between the ages of 18 and 64, who do not have affordable health care or cannot find health care through work or on their own.

Enrollment is now closed, EXCEPT for those who have a qualifying life event (new enrollment or change in existing plan). For enrollment for a qualifying life event, and for general information, call: 1.855.642.8572 (TTY: 855.642.8573). For MHC enrollment due to a qualifying life event, and for information about MHC qualified health plans, or Medicaid, call: 1.855.642.8572 (TTY: 855.642.8573). Medicaid and Maryland Children?s Health Program (MCHP) enrollment is year round if one qualifies.

The next general enrollment begins November 15, 2014, and will end on December 18, 2014, to begin QHP coverage in January 2015. Consumers enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHP) in 2014 who are interested in 2015 Exchange coverage should use the link below during the upcoming open enrollment to (renew) receive eligibility re-determinations and choose a health plan for calendar year 2015. Existing health insurance carriers will be contacting every 2014 enrollee in the coming weeks. Specifics regarding the re-enrollment process will be provided at that time.

To initiate an application or check the status of a Medicaid or QHP application, please call the MHC Consumer Support Center at 1.855.642.8572. To obtain assistance with MHC QHP applications please call the local navigator office at: 240.773.8250. Customers may also choose to apply for health insurance online. Individuals who have been approved for Medicaid and need help selecting a Managed Care Organization (MCO) or doctor please call the Medicaid Health Choice Line: 1.800.977.7388 or, if you have Medicaid and would like to report concerns about accessing health care call the Health Choice Enrollee Action line at: 1.800.284.4510. See links below.

Find more information from the following link(s):
  • MHC Updated Information - Qualifying Life Events
  • Maryland Health Choice Enrollee Action Line for Phone Numbers
  • Apply for Health Insurance On Line

  • If you would like to speak to a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 (240.777.0311 from outside of Montgomery County) between 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday – Friday. If this is an emergency, please dial 911.