ACTION: Share information with family, friends, neighbors, etc about the shortened open enrollment period for the ACA in 2017. It is IMPERATIVE that this information be disseminated in our communities. Please share this link via email and social media, or even consider printing this page for recipients who do not have internet access.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This year’s open enrollment period has been cut in half and advertising funds have been cut by 90%. Americans only have from November 1st through December 15th to update their information or change health plans through the ACA. Marylanders can file online via www.MarylandHealthConnection.gov or by visiting their local Department of Social Services. There is a phone number available to apply by phone as well 855-642-8572. WANT IN PERSON ASSISTANCE? For appointments in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County and Frederick County please call HealthCare Access Maryland at 410-500-4710. For all other Maryland counties, please call 855-642-8572 and ask who the connector entity is for your area.
NOTE: Medicaid enrollment takes place 365 days a year and special enrollment periods are examined year round for qualifying life events (change in marital status, new child, move to another state, loss of coverage, etc).