Welcome to the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program (LSHIAP) is a partner of Maryland Health Connection, the state's official health insurance marketplace. We provide free in-person or over-the-phone assistance for residents of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties to enroll in private plans or Medicaid/MCHP and receive financial help with insurance costs. 


Open Enrollment for 2023 Health and


Dental Plans is November 1, 2022 -


January 15, 2023!!!!!


Join LSHIAP at our in-person enrollment events!


Can't make it to one of our events? Give us a call at 1(855)445-5540


Normal Business Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


During Open Enrollment (11/1/22-1/15/23)

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

**Excludes holidays**


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You can still enroll year round if you're eligible for Medicaid/MCHP, or if you've recently had a qualifying life event, such as getting married, having a baby, or losing other health coverage.

You can shop, compare, and enroll online at MarylandHealthConnection.gov or download the free Enroll MHC Mobile app.  Marylanders can also browse plans and get an estimate of financial help, without having to create an account. 


We continue to host educational outreach events at businesses, schools, and other community organizations. See our calendar for upcoming scheduled outreach events.


As always, Medicaid enrollment continues year-round. In the meantime, be sure to tell us about changes in your household or income.


The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program is provided by the Worcester County Health Department.WoCHD logo