Welcome to the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

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


Call 855-445-5540 to schedule an in-person appointment

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Call Center:  Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.


The enrollment deadline has been extended until 12/22!!!!  Call us today and get enrolled!




View Our Locations.

Open enrollment for 2018 health and dental plans is November 1 through December 22, 2017. Coverage begins January 1, 2018. Sign up and change plans by December 22. Consumers can also browse 2018 plans and prices.  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 creating an account. 


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


Enroll now for 2018 health and dental plans! 

The Open Enrollment period for 2018 coverage will be from November 1 to December 22, 2017, for coverage starting January 1, 2018! 


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