Baltimore— Marylanders have two weeks left to enroll in health coverage that begins January 1, 2022 on the state’s health insurance marketplace— Maryland Health Connection.
This year, open enrollment through Maryland Health Connection, runs a month longer than in recent years.
Maryland residents can enroll in a private health insurance plan until January 15, 2022. Those who enroll by December 31, 2021, will have coverage beginning January 1, 2022. Anyone who enrolls during the first two weeks of January will have coverage beginning February 1, 2022.
“New federal and state laws offer financial help for those who did not qualify in the past,” said Michele Eberle, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. “More than three-quarters of those who already have enrolled qualified for savings on their 2022 plans.”
There is also a new state subsidy to lower costs for enrollees between 18 and 34. More than 45,000 young adults have enrolled in private coverage for 2022 since November 1. And two-thirds of them have qualified for the additional subsidy to lower their monthly bills about $36 on average.
This enrollment period is for private health plans only. Those who qualify for Medicaid may enroll any time of year.
Shop and enroll online at MarylandHealthConnection.gov or with our mobile app. For free help from a navigator or broker, visit https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/find-help/ or call Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572.