On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act became law. The law
puts in place significant reforms to health insurance that have been implemented
over the last few years, including numerous consumer protections. Consumers will
find security in knowing that:
The Health Education and Advocacy Unit is here to assist you
in understanding how the Act may affect you and to help with your health
insurance questions and problems.
Help is free. Call us on the hotline or contact us through our
website and the HEAU's mediators and ombudsmen will start working for you.
Open Enrollment for a 2017 plan through Maryland Health Connection begins November 1, 2016. Be sure to enroll by December 15, 2016 for your plan to begin January 1, 2017. Open Enrollment for 2017 ends January 31, 2017. If you have special circumstances, you may still be eligible to apply for coverage outside of Open Enrollment. You can apply for Medicaid year round.
For more information, go to Maryland Health Connection. Not a
Marylander? Visit Healthcare.gov.
Health Education and Advocacy Unit
Consumer Protection Division Maryland Attorney General's Office
410-528-1840 or 877-261-8807 (toll free)www.oag.state.md.us/consumer/heau
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-6300 / 1-888-743-0023 toll-free / TDD: 410-576-6372