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The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County coordinates local assistance to Carroll residents seeking to enroll in health care insurance through the Maryland Health Connection.

The Partnership is the local organization working with Healthy Howards’s Door to HealthCare.

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(until November 15, 2014)

You can get help from trained staff at the locations below to shop, compare and determine eligibility for a plan that best meets your needs. Assisters can help you determine Medicaid eligibility. Navigators can do Medicaid, plus help you apply for a private insurance plan on the Health Exchange, and also determine if you are eligible for federal tax credits or subsidies to help cover your insurance costs.

An Assister or a Navigator can be found at the following locations in Carroll County:

  • Access Carroll, Inc. Assisters and Navigator
  • Carroll County Department of Social Services - Navigator only
  • Carroll County Health Department – Navigator only

 

CLICK HERE for a printable list of Carroll locations and contact information (PDF)

Call  855-288-DOOR (855-288-3667) TOLL-FREE for more information

or visit the Maryland Health Connection.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE BASICS

The Maryland Health Connection is Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange. The health plans on the Health Benefit Exchange are known as Qualified Health Plans, or QHP’s.   Financial aid toward monthly premium costs and out-of-pocket health expenses (such as deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance) is available to those who qualify. For example: a family of 4 with a household income of $50,000 qualifies for financial aid.

MEDICAID (Medical Assistance)

Medicaid enrollment is open all year long. It assists low-income families and individuals who fall below the federal poverty level.  You can check eligibility guidelines or enroll in Medicaid at:

  • the Carroll County Department of Social Services
  • the Carroll County Health Department
  • online at MarylandSail.org
  • at one of the Navigator or Assister locations, listed HERE    

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USEFUL LINKS     

Door to HealthCare – Connector Entity for Carroll and other Western Maryland counties

Maryland Health Connection - Maryland’s health insurance marketplace (all counties)

▪ Glossary of  Health Coverage and Medical Terms  (PDF)

Overview – Hospitals Support Health Coverage Expansion (VIDEO) 

What You Need to Know – Maryland’s New Health Insurance Marketplace (PDF)

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Tax Penalties Explained (PDF)

▪ Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform

Maryland Insurance Administration

Health Education & Advocacy  - Office of the Maryland Attorney General

HealthCare.gov – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

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