The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has not been struck down or repealed. Maryland open enrollment for 2021 plans runs from November 1 until December 15.
The news has been full of uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as the law once again sits before the U.S. Supreme Court. However, a ruling on that case is still many months away and chaotic political winds could shift and affect the law before that time. For 2021 health plans, you can use Maryland Health Connection to compare plans, sign up for coverage, and get financial assistance.
This website provides information about getting health insurance under the ACA, including:
To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Maryland. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to one of the many types of enrollment assistants working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.
For 2021 health plans, Maryland open enrollment runs from November 1 until December 15, 2020. If you enroll by December 15, your coverage will begin on January 1, 2021.
Enrollment for 2020 health coverage has ended, but you can get covered for the rest of the year if you qualify for a special enrollment period, including job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where's the Maryland Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Maryland at Maryland Health Connection. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
Getting Personalized Help with Enrollment
In Maryland, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free help from a certified application counselor or a licensed insurance agent or broker.