Maryland Health Benefit Exchange MHBE is responsible for the administration of Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). MHBE works with Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Insurance Administration, Department of Human Services and stakeholders statewide.
The MHBE will ensure that all populations can access health coverage by requiring cultural competence in its operations and outreach, and a simplified process to determine eligibility for free or low-cost health insurance.
It is the only place where Marylanders can access financial help to make coverage more affordable. Once an individual or family selects one of the many private health plans or programs that best meets their needs, they may enroll directly through Maryland Health Connection. Small businesses may utilize Maryland Health Connection for Small Business to select plans that meet the needs of their employees and provide tax credits to reduce the cost of employer-sponsored coverage for qualifying businesses.