Residents Urged to Sign Up for Affordable Health Insurance Coverage

Residents without health insurance coverage are urged to sign up through the Maryland Health Connection when open enrollment begins November 15.

Beginning November 9, consumers can go to www.marylandhealthconnection.gov and browse the site to compare prices and plans available during open season, as well as get an estimate of financial assistance that may be available to help pay for insurance premiums.

Health navigators, assisters and insurance brokers will be available to answer questions and help consumers browse the website and preview available health plans on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three locations in Montgomery County:

• UpCounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown

• Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville

• Silver Spring DHHS Services Center, 8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

Residents are also invited to attend free information sessions on the 15th about The Importance of Health Coverage and Choosing A Health Plan. Sessions will be available in English, Spanish and Amharic:

• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown (English)
1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville (Spanish)
8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring (Spanish)

• 12 noon to 1 p.m.

12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown (Spanish)
1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville (Spanish)
8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring (Spanish)

• 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown (English)
1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville (English)
8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring (Amharic)

The Maryland Health Connection’s call center will open on Sunday, November 16 at 10 a.m. for residents to apply by telephone. Call toll free 855.642.8572 (TTY 855.642.8753).

Beginning Monday, November 17, in person assistance will be available at more than 30 locations throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. For details on sign up locations, go the Capital Health Connection website at www.capitalhealthconnection.org or call 240.773.8250.

Residents who enrolled during the first year of open enrollment (October 15, 2013 to March 15, 2014) will need to re-apply on Maryland’s new website by December 18 or they risk losing any financial assistance they received to help pay the insurance premiums.

For additional information on eligibility guidelines and the documents needed to apply, go to www.capitalhealthconnection.org.
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