The Maryland Health Connection Enrollment Cargo Van Tour came to St. Mary's Hospital on 10.3.13 to help kick off the enrollment period for the Health Exchange. As part of the Connect Southern Maryland effort coordinated by Calvert Healthcare Solutions, Walden has three "certified" Navigators and four Assisters working in St. Mary’s County. Members of the MHC Healthcare Exchange Team at Walden can also be found regularly at Walden's Hope Place, Department of Social Services in Leonardtown and Lexington Park, the local Health Department, and St. Mary's County Libraries. There are 25 different plans offered, and the navigators will help residents determine if they qualify and what plan suits their needs best.
The goal of the Maryland Health Connection program is to make health insurance affordable and accessible for all Maryland residents, including the approximately 800,000 or 14 percent of Maryland’s 5.8 million residents who currently are uninsured. Enrollment begins on October 1st, with coverage effective as early as January 1, 2014, for those who enroll by December 15th.
For more information about enrollment services offered in St. Mary’s County, please call Walden at (301) 327-2555 or Connect Southern Maryland at 1-855-339-3007.