Marylanders Can Get Free Help Enrolling in Health Coverage




BALTIMORE (Oct. 20, 2020) – A week of kickoff events to help people get free assistance enrolling assistance by phone for Maryland Health Connection will be held Nov. 6-15.

Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 for Marylanders to enroll in health and dental coverage through Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15.

Certified health insurance navigators will be ready to help Marylanders via phone to sign up for a health plan and understand their coverage options and financial help. Assistance also is available in Spanish.

Besides these phone events, consumers may enroll online at, through the free “Enroll MHC” mobile app, or by calling 1-855-642-8572 toll-free from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Help is available in more than 200 languages. Also, more than 700 trained brokers and navigators are available to help throughout Maryland for the entire six-week open enrollment. The open enrollment period is for private health and dental plans only. People who have coverage through Medicaid will receive a notice when it’s time to renew. Those who qualify for Medicaid may enroll in it any time of year.

To learn more about 2021 health insurance plans and prices, Marylanders can visit to find free help.


How to Get Connected


Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick and Howard

HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) 410-500-4710 or toll free 855-288-3667

Make an appointment by Nov. 13.

Dates and Times: Nov. 14 and Nov. 15  ~  9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Allegany, Garrett and Washington

Area Health Education Center (AHEC) West


Call to get connected to a navigator.

Date and Time: Nov. 14  ~  9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester

Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program


Call to get connected to a navigator via phone or a virtual meeting.

Nov. 6, 4-8 p.m.

Date and Time: Nov. 7  ~  9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Prince George’s

Prince George’s Health Connect


Call in to get connected to a navigator.

Date and Time: Nov. 10  ~  4 -5:30 p.m.



Montgomery County Health Connection


Call to get connected to a navigator or make an appointment.

Date and Time: Nov. 7  ~  9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Cecil, Caroline, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s



Call to get connected to a navigator.

Date and Time: Nov. 14  ~  9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s

Seedco South


Call to get connected to a navigator.

Date and Time: Nov. 14  ~  9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE), a public corporation and independent unit of state government established in 2011, administers Maryland Health Connection.

Maryland Health Connection (MHC) is the state-based marketplace for Marylanders to shop and enroll in health insurance, as well as determine eligibility for Medicaid and other assistance programs. It is the only place where Marylanders can access financial help such as tax credits to make coverage more affordable.