Governor Hogan announces reopening of special enrollment period

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan announced on Friday the reopening of the coronavirus emergency special enrollment period until December 15th.

More than 54,000 Marylanders enrolled in health coverage during the special enrollment period from March 16th to July 15th.

Officials say with today’s announcement, Maryland will offer the longest special enrollment period in the nation related to the coronavirus emergency. Maryland Health Connection plans cover testing, visits related to testing, and treatment of COVID-19. Consumers will not be billed for a copay, coinsurance, or deductible for services to test, diagnose, and treat COVID-19. Marylanders do not need to be sick to enroll in coverage.

This special enrollment is for private health plans only. Those who qualify for Medicaid may enroll any time of year.

To enroll, log on to the Maryland Health Connection website or download the free “Enroll MHC” mobile app. For free assistance, call 855-642-8572 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

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