Health Department Announces Extended Hours for Open Enrollment

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Beginning Friday, November 1, 2019, health insurance will be available through the State of Maryland’s official marketplace, Maryland Health Connection. Open enrollment for 2020 health plans will continue through December 15th, 2019.

During open enrollment, the Harford County Health Department’s Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) will extend their hours of operation to accommodate those who need health insurance. The extended hours and locations are as follows:

                  Bel Air Health Department                     Edgewood Health Department                              120 S. Hays Street                               1321 Woodbridge Station Way                             Bel Air, MD 22014                                     Edgewood, MD 21040                                 410-838-1500                                               410-612-1779 Monday through Thursday from 7:00p.m. 

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Bel Air Branch of the Harford County Public Library 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue Bel Air, MD 21014 Saturday, November 23rd and Saturday, December 14th from 10:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.

Maryland Health Connection offers private plans called qualified health plans that are certified and offer core health benefits. Changes in plans for the upcoming 2020 year include reduced rates and new value plans with lower deductibles and year round renewal availability for Medicaid (medical Assistance) enrollment. Financial assistance is also available.

Harford County Health Department’s Director of Family Health Bureau, Mary Jo Beach, says “Having a qualified health plan is so important for all Harford county residents. We want to make sure all of our residents are protected from an unexpected medical emergency that could costs thousands of dollars. We also want residents to have the opportunity to receive free preventive care, such as vaccines and screenings. Not only does health insurance give piece of mind, it also reduces the risk of poor health outcomes for the County.”

Open enrollment ends on December 15, 2019. For more information, visit the Harford County Health Department’s website at or the Maryland Health Connection website at

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