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Residents encouraged to enroll in health plans for 2022

Residents encouraged to enroll in health plans for 2022
Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 28, 2021

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Open enrollment is here. State and local officials are urging residents to get covered for 2022.

Open enrollment is time for residents to enroll in a private health plan through Maryland Health Connection.

There are new subsidies for 2022 officials say will make health insurance more affordable, especially for those between 18 and 34 years old.

"A 28-year-old in Howard County earning approximately $30,000 per year can sign up on November first for a gold health care plan in 2022 for as little as $1 per month. Previously this plan could have cost approximately $70 per month,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Maryland’s open enrollment period began on November 1, 2020 and ends on February 28, 2022. Those who qualify for Medicaid, can apply any time of year.

Anyone who enrolls by January 31 will have coverage beginning February 1, while those who enroll during February will be covered starting March 1.