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Open Health Insurance Enrollment continues

January 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Open enrollment continues for uninsured Maryland residents until Jan. 31 through the Maryland Health Connection, the state insurance exchange. 

Those enrolling from Jan. 1-15 will begin coverage Feb.1 and those enrolling from Jan. 16-31 will begin coverage on March 1. Consumers may enroll online at or may get assistance in Allegany County by appointment at either Allegany Health Right (301-777-7749) or the Allegany County Health Department (301-759-5098.)

Most individuals who were enrolled in a plan in 2015 were automatically reenrolled in a plan for 2016 through the exchange for the 2016 year. Those who want to change plans can still do so during the Open Enrollment period until Jan. 31.

After Jan. 31, individuals and families may qualify for a special enrollment period. There are a variety of life qualifying events and circumstances that may allow you to enroll in a qualified health plan through Maryland Health Connection or change your current plan outside of the open enrollment period. To qualify for a special enrollment, you must enroll or change your plan within 60 days of the life qualifying event.

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