Signing up for Maryland Health Exchange

Need health insurance?

UHS's Student Health Insurance Coordinator will be in the Commons Room 331 on Tues, March 11th from 9am-4pm to hep enroll students into a health insurance plan that best fits their budget and lifestyle.

For more information click here!

Helpful Directions and Tips

  1. Go to the Maryland Health Exchange website:
  2. Click on the “Individuals & Families” Tab
  3. Click on “Get Started”
  4. Create your account username and password
  5. Fill out the application

Tips that may help you in the signing up process:

  • When entering you name do not fill in “your middle name” this sometimes will kick out your enrollment
  • Make sure when you are setting up your account that you write down your user name and password. The system will block you if you enter the password incorrectly three times.
  • The passwords need to be at least 8 characters, one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number and one symbol.
  • If you lock yourself out of your account you must restart a new account. So go back out of the web site and start again. Change your user name and password.
  • Make sure you know your income. The income you are using is for 2014. It is an estimate of what you think your income will be for 2014.
  • You can sign up for the Health Exchange with your own income if you are not a dependent on your parent’s tax return for 2014. If you are going to be on your parent’s tax return as a dependent for 2014 then you must use your parent’s income.
  • If you are a Permanent Resident you need to have your ID numbers from your green card. There are two numbers you must enter. Your USCIS number on the front of your card and a number that is on the back of your card.
  • If you are a Permanent Resident for less than 5 years you do not qualify for Medicaid, but you might still qualify for a reduced insurance premium.
  • After you fill out the questions on your application the Exchange will tell you if you qualify for Medicaid or a reduced monthly premium.
  • After this step you can choose your health plan.
  • Once you have chosen your insurance plan and completed the application the Exchange will give you a confirmation number. Write this number down and keep it. You will need this number to contact the exchange if you need to speak with someone.
  • If you are eligible for Medicaid and have signed up with one of the insurance carriers in the Medicaid program, you will receive a packet in the mail that will outline the Medicaid program. You will receive two cards. A red and white card with your Medicaid number on it and an Insurance card from the company you have chosen for your doctor visits.