How Do I Sign Up?

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will re-open on November 15,
2014.  Medicaid (also known as Medical Assistance or MA) enrollment is
open all year. Maryland is in the process of upgrading the Maryland
Health Connection website (  Until the
next enrollment period begins November 15, if you are seeking health
insurance, you should take the following steps.

  • I am interested in buying health insurance or need to finish applying.

You can enroll in a qualified health plan before Nov. 15 if you have special circumstanceslike getting married, having a baby or losing other health coverage.

If you think you may qualify to buy coverage now, or you need to complete or change an existing application, call our Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572 (TTY 1-855-642-8573) or visit a navigator or insurance broker near you. We can help you enroll in coverage now.

  • I think I may qualify for Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Enrollment in Medicaid and MCHP is year round.

You can apply at any time online at or by visiting a localconnector entityhealth department or department of social services. You can also apply by calling our Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572 (TTY 1-855-642-8573).