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  1. Income eligibility for households with fluctuating income

    With so many households losing income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a good time to revisit the income eligibility rules for households with fluctuating income. In most cases, income… Read More

  2. Tips on entering unemployment or stimulus income

    Whether a consumer is applying for the first time or already is covered through Maryland Health Connection, they may have new types of income to enter, including: Unemployment Income Federal… Read More

  3. Evaluating special enrollment periods and change effective dates

    Greetings from Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) and many thanks to everyone who has been working hard to keep Marylanders covered, while adapting to rapidly changing circumstances in both your… Read More

  4. Accessing Dental Coverage through Maryland Health Connection

    Dental insurance and coverage of dental benefits are offered by Maryland Health Connection. Children under the age of 21 (as well as pregnant women) who qualify for Medicaid have access… Read More

  5. Understanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

    Consumers and consumer assistance workers often have questions about immigration status and eligibility for coverage through Maryland Health Connection. One such status is for individuals in the Deferred Action for… Read More

  6. Understanding The Failure To Reconcile Process

    As another open enrollment season has come to a close, we have changed our focus to tax season. You might be hearing from Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) and from… Read More

  7. How to enroll in the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program

    Phase 1 of the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program is now in place for 2019 state tax filers. Consumers will be able to choose a new option, Tax Time… Read More

  8. Maryland passed Senate Bill 36 establishing a Special Enrollment Period for pregnant women

    In its 2019 Legislation Session, the Maryland General Assembly passed SB 36/HB 127 creating a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals who become pregnant and are not eligible for Medicaid…. Read More

  9. New law recognizes non-binary gender identification

    Effective Oct. 1, 2019, legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly allows a person to select M (male), F (female), or X (unspecified or other) for their Maryland drivers license… Read More

  10. Helping consumers understand the new public charge rule

    UPDATE: A final public charge rule was published in August by the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS), however federal judges in three states issued injunctions temporarily blocking the public… Read More