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Welcome to the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program


Welcome to the health insurance consumer assistance program for residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. We are here to help you find health insurance and apply for assistance to lower the cost of your health care plan. Our friendly, accessible staff is available to answer questions and guide you through the application process.


You can shop, compare and select health care plans via Maryland's health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.

To learn more, visit us at one of our upcoming outreach events or call our office. A listing of our events is included our events calendar.


*Lower Shore Health Insurance Connector Program is administered by the Worcester County Health Department and serves residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester countiesThe program is funded by a grant from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.


We take appointments with clients at the following locations. To talk to or meet with our certified staff, call 855-445-5540.

·         Local health departments

·         Departments of Social Services

·         TLC centers

·         Hospitals


Outreach events also take place throughout the community at businesses, schools, and other community organizations. For a complete list of our scheduled office hours please visit our Locations tab and for a list of scheduled outreach events please see our Calendar


Important Dates To Remember

Enrollment for private health plans is now open and closes on February 15, 2015 for individuals and families.

Enrollment for Medicaid is open year-round.

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