November 1, 2019

Open Enrollment - Sign up for health care coverage on
MD Health Connection from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

If your employer doesn't provide health care coverage,  you can purchase, renew, or change your health insurance plan through our state's marketplace from November 1st through December 15th, 2019

Maryland Health Connection, our state's official health insurance marketplace, seeks to provide quality health insurance coverage that fits your budget. When you apply for coverage, you may also qualify for financial help, such as tax credits, cost sharing reductions, or even free or low-cost coverage. During last year’s enrollment period, nine in 10 people who enrolled through Maryland Health Connection qualified for some form of financial assistance.

You must enroll by December 15, 2019 in order to have coverage begin on January 1, 2020.

Learn about available plans, compare coverage options, and enroll online at You may also call 1-855-642-8572. 

Here are some additional resources that may be useful to you as you begin the enrollment process:

• Browse plans, compare coverage, and estimate costs: click here.
• Get free, in-person enrollment assistance from certified application counselors, navigators, local health departments and other qualified organizations in your area: click here
• Check out this calendar of upcoming Open Enrollment events in your area: click here.
• If you're planning to enroll in-person with a local representative or at an Open Enrollment event, make sure you bring with you all the information on this application checklist: click here.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my District Office staff at 301-354-1000. 

All Best,


Dates to Remember

October 15th – December 7th - Medicare Open Enrollment

Within this time period Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health or prescription drug plans. Click here to learn more.

November 1st – December 15th - Maryland Health Connection Open Enrollment 

Within this time period you can enroll in a health plan through the Maryland health insurance exchange (created by the Affordable Care Act) or renew or change your current exchange plan for 2019. Click here to learn more. 

November 11th – December 9th - Federal Employee Health Benefits Open Season  

If you are a federal government employee and would like to enroll or re-enroll in a federal employee health benefits plan you may do so within this period. Click here to learn more.

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