(LTE originally published in the Garrett County Republican: Letter to the editor — Use Open Enrollment)
Maryland is a great place to get health insurance. The Maryland Health Connection website, www.marylandhealthconnection.gov, is an easy-to-use resource for exploring various insurance plans and deciding which makes sense for you.
The Open Enrollment period is now under way and ends Jan. 15, so now is the perfect time to sign up.
The good news is that coverage is more affordable than you might think. Nine out of 10 people who enroll will get some subsidy on their premiums.
The good news doesn’t stop there. There are new state subsidies in 2022 that will bring down the costs of premiums even more for young adults ages 18 to 34. The subsidies will bring down the cost of premiums for some young adults to only a dollar a month depending on factors like income and household size. Yes, only a dollar.
The Maryland Health Connection has trained staff who can walk you through options, as well, by calling 1-855-642-8572.
If you need health insurance, there’s nothing stopping you from getting good, affordable coverage now. Take a step to protect your health.
Devin Barroga, Vice President
Garrett County NAACP Branch