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 Open Enrollment runs from November 1, 2021, through January 15, 2022. Enroll in health and dental insurance plans for 2022 at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov. Enroll November 1 through December 31, 2021, for coverage effective January 1, 2022. Enroll January 1 through 15, 2022, for coverage effective February 1, 2022. Medicaid enrollment is year-round.
Apply at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov or download the free “Enroll MHC" mobile app. Call 855-642-8572 weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm to apply by telephone. Get connected to free expert help virtually or by telephone.
Our Health Education and Advocacy Unit can assist consumers who have enrollment disputes involving qualified health plans. Visit www.maryland cares.org for free help with an enrollment dispute.
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