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.
Maryland Health Connection's emergency Special Enrollment Period for uninsured Marylanders is open now through April 15, 2020. If you never had health insurance or lost your health insurance, now is your chance to get covered for 2020!
The online application is available daily at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov from 6 am to 11 pm, or call 855-642-8572 weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm to apply by telephone.
Our Health Education and Advocacy Unit can assist consumers who have enrollment disputes involving qualified health plans. Visit www.marylandcares.org for free help with an enrollment dispute.
The 2020 Open Enrollment period for health and dental insurance through Maryland Health Connection has ended. If you have special circumstances, you still may 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.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/CPD/HEAU/
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-6300 / En español 410-230-1712 / 1-888-743-0023 toll-free / TTY: Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258