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Participants can find the latest Medicaid information here during the COVID-19 outbreak. Check back often for updates. For general coronavirus information, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov​.​ 


Medicaid Renewals Extended to October 31, 2020 -- Updated July 29, 2020

If you are due to renew your Medicaid coverage, Maryland Medical Assistance is extending your renewal until October 31, 2020. Medicaid will not cancel your coverage during this time. The renewal date may change again due to the current state of emergency. Check this page for updates.​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​

Change to the Medicaid Pharmacy Program Helpline -- April 24, 2020

Due to the state of emergency, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program Helpline is moving to a voicemail system until further notice. For help, please leave a brief message with your name and a number where we can reach you. Pharmacy Program Helpline staff will call you. "No caller ID" may show when we call. Please answer.​

 ​​​Maryland Children’s Health Program Premium (MCHP) and Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)​ Premium Payments Waived

During Maryland's Coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is suspending monthly premium payments for the Maryland Children’s Health Program Premium (MCHP) and Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID). Premium payments are not due until further notice. For those who have a scheduled recurring payment on the payment portal, MDH will not withdraw payment during this time. Policies will remain in effect. Premiums will be due again when the state of emergency issued by Governor Hogan ends. MDH will contact participants to let them know when they will have to begin payment again. This action waives payment due during the state of emergency only. Participants will not have to make payment in the future for payments suspended during this time. For more information, see health.maryland.gov/payments.  Read Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert R. Neall's order COVID-19 #8: Temporary Waiver of Premium Payments​.

Assessment Fee for Increased Community Service (ICS) Payment Time Extended

During Maryland's Coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is delaying assessment fee payments for Increased Community Services (ICS). For those who have a scheduled recurring payment on the payment portal, MDH will not withdraw payment during this time. Services will remain in effect. Assessment fee payments will be due 60 days after the state of emergency issued by Governor Hogan ends. MDH will contact participants to let them know when they will have to begin payment again. This action delays payment during the state of emergency only. Participants must make payment in the future for payments delayed during this time. MDH will send participants information about repayment.  For more information, see health.maryland.gov/payments​.

Time to Request a Fair Hearing Extended

Maryland Medicaid has extended the time for Medicaid participants and applicants to ask for a fair hearing. As of March 12, 2020, you now have 30 days after the state of emergency ends to file for your fair hearing. Read Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert R. Neall's notice about the extension​.

​UPDATED: Change to the Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline -- April 16, 2020

Due to the state of emergency, the Maryland Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline is moving to a voicemal system until further notice. For help, please leave a brief message with your name and a number where we can reach you. HealthChoice Helpline staff will call you. "No caller ID" may show when we call. Please answer.

​Department of Social Services (DSS) Offices Closed to the Public

All Department of Social Services (DSS) offices closed to the public on March 18, 2020. You can still get services online at mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us​ or by calling 1-800-332-6347.

If you need to apply for Medical Assistance or other health insurance, apply online at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov.

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