If you have medical coverage through your employer you may have the right to keep your coverage at the group rate after losing your job. You must arrange for this continued coverage within 60 days of unemployment. There is a monthly fee for coverage, and it can be expensive even though it is much less than you would pay on your own for similar benefits.
Medicaid is health coverage available to certain people and families who have limited income and resources. Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid was expanded to cover more people. Learn more about Medicaid.
Medicare is government health insurance program for:
- People 65 or older
- People under 65 with certain disabilities
- People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant
Medicare has not changed as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about Medicare. [***** SHOULD THIS BE A LINK *****]
The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) can help you with many insurance issues. They have tools to help you learn about health insurance companies that are licensed to sell in Maryland.
If you are having trouble with a claim, you can ask for help from the Rapid Response Program at 410-468-2340 or 1-800-492-6116 ext. 2340, or file a formal complaint. Click here to go to the Maryland Insurance Administration web site for more information.
To learn about these or other health insurance options, call 2-1-1 or search the database.