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  1. Six tips and tricks to assist consumers this summer

    Summer is in full swing, and every beach bag needs a few small essential items. This month, we also have a few essential items to keep you equipped to assist… Read More

  2. Understanding Retro Medicaid

    A consumer has questions about applying for retro Medicaid. He asks two different consumer assistance workers questions about his application and receives these responses: The first worker said, “I have… Read More

  3. Reconciliation Reminders

    Consumers who are enrolled in assisted qualified health plans (aQHP) must reconcile the advance premium tax credit (APTC) they’ve received during any prior year on their following year’s tax return… Read More

  4. Impact of Previous Year Unpaid Premium on Renewal

    Consumers who are preparing to renew coverage for 2019 should be aware of the impact unpaid 2018 premiums may have on their coverage. Consumers enrolled in qualified health plans who… Read More

  5. Updating Pregnancy Due Date

    After pregnancy ends, a consumer enrolled in coverage through Maryland Health Connection needs to add the baby to their household and update Mom’s pregnancy status. Adding a newborn, without updating the… Read More

  6. Complete your training by Oct. 19

    The MHBE Training Portal modules are available now, and are to be completed by Oct. 19. This is mandatory training required to obtain and maintain credentialing as a consumer assistance… Read More

  7. Our boots on the ground: spreading the word about Maryland Health Connection

    You work relentlessly, day in and day out providing assistance to our valued consumers. Health insurance is complicated from an outside perspective, and you know this. You’ve helped the single… Read More

  8. Change to Modified Adjusted Gross Income Calculations in 2018

    There are some changes to the calculation of Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) as a result of the tax bill passed in December 2017. Though most changes take effect this… Read More

  9. COBRA Information as it Relates to Maryland Health Connection

    If a consumer loses job-based health benefits, he or she may be eligible for COBRA, short for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. COBRA provides the option of continuing… Read More

  10. How To: Place caretaker or relative’s children in HBX without recording caretaker’s income.

    What’s the issue? Income of caretakers should not be included when determining a child’s eligibility. If household income is below the MCHP ceiling If the household income is below the… Read More