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  1. Medicare and marketplace programs

    Consumers are sometimes confused about their eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, and marketplace programs. Medicare is available to individuals 65 years old, or those who are receiving Social Security disability benefits… Read More

  2. Employer Sponsored Insurance

    The federal government provides the funds used to help consumers pay for their qualified health plans. Due to this, it does not allow people who can get affordable minimum essential… Read More

  3. Dual coverage during Coronavirus pandemic

    The Medicaid extensions during the pandemic  holds individuals in Medicaid even if they’ve lost eligibility or their original certification period has expired. In some cases, this has created an overlap… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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