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Maryland, we’ve got you covered.

No-cost or low-cost health coverage from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Learn about UnitedHealthcare Medicaid health plans we offer through Maryland Health Connection.

Helping people is at the heart of all we do

All Marylanders deserve affordable health care, including you. We offer many plans to help Marylanders get healthy — and stay healthy. We cover adults, people with disabilities, pregnant women and children with our Maryland Medicaid plans. We offer a Dual Special Needs Plan for those who qualify for both Maryland Medicaid and Medicare. And we have Marketplace Individual and Family Plans that provide affordable coverage for individuals, families and small businesses in Maryland.

Get a plan that gives you more. UnitedHealthcare has a large provider network in Maryland. That gives you many options to choose the right doctors and specialists to fit your health care needs. We also offer more services and extras, which can make a real difference in your life.

See why Marylanders choose UnitedHealthcare

Whatever plan you choose, we’ll help you get the care you need.

  • Large variety of network doctors/providers
  • No-cost virtual visits
  • Over-the-counter drug benefits

Redetermination extension — Watch your mail for redetermination/recertification information from Maryland Medicaid. During the Health Emergency you will remained fully covered, however, Maryland Medicaid requests you provide current information if asked.

1Benefits, features, and/or devices vary by plan/area. Limitations, exclusions and/or network restrictions may apply. Other hearing exam providers are available in the UnitedHealthcare network. The plan only covers hearing aids from a UnitedHealthcare Hearing network provider.

Maryland health plans as low as $0 cost

MD Medicaid Plans:

  • No- or low-cost
  • Pregnant woman and children
  • Blind and disabled individuals
  • Dental coverage
  • Telehealth

MD Dual Special Needs plans:

  • Low-cost
  • Those qualifying for both Medicaid and Medicare
  • Combines doctor, hospital and drug coverage
  • More benefits than Original Medicare
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MD Marketplace Individual and Family plans:

  • Affordable coverage options
  • Individuals and families
  • No-cost doctor visits
  • Low-cost prescription drugs

Featured Programs


We Cover Maryland

We offer health coverage to beneficiaries of Maryland's HealthChoice program in counties of the state through the Maryland Health Connection. Enrollment is open year-round.

Our Medicaid plan offers you:

  • Visits to the doctor, including regular check-ups
  • Healthy Kids check-ups including immunizations
  • Prescription drugs 
  • X-ray and lab services
  • Urgent care center services
  • Hospital services
  • Well woman care
  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Home health services
  • Vision exam & glasses for children under 21
  • Dental care


Medicaid: More for you in 2024

As a UnitedHealthcare Medicaid member, you’ll get extra benefits that some plans don’t offer

  • Adult dental coverage
  • 24-hr. NurseLine
  • Maternal health programs including Healthy First Steps and Wellhop
  • Diabetes prevention program
  • Special needs coordinator
  • UHC Mobile app
  • Low- or no-cost prescription and over-the-counter drug benefits
  • Vision care services 

This plan is available in the following counties: 

Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester.

Dual Special Needs plans in 2024

Marylanders on a UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs plan (or dual health plan) get many extra benefits beyond those you get with either Original Medicare or Medicaid.

That includes:

  • A monthly credit to buy healthy food and OTC products or pay utility bills
  • $0 copay on covered generic and brand-name prescriptions including home delivery
  • An allowance for covered types of preventive and comprehensive dental

Marketplace Individual and Family plans in 2024

UnitedHealthcare offers individual and family plans in Maryland that provides coverage at an affordable price.

  • Urgent care in minutes through virtual visits – 3 are at no cost to you
  • No cost preventive care
  • $0 copays on prescription drugs

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection, an Exchange plan may be right for you. We have plan choices in all three levels – bronze, silver and gold.

This plan is available in the following counties:

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Talbot, Washington, and Wicomico.

No-cost phone and cell service

Count on always having good, reliable phone service with a no-cost Android® smart phone, plus no-cost cell service with:

  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • Unlimited high-speed data
  • 10GB mobile hotspot data (up to 4G LTE speed)

Support for Moms and Kids

Connect with other expectant moms through the program, Wellhop. Get support and information during your pregnancy and after you deliver. This program is part of your health plan and there is no extra cost to you.

Here’s how it works:

  • Join video conversations every other week with women who have similar due dates and a group leader.
  • Chat and share experiences with moms from your group on the Wellhop app or website.
  • Visit the Wellhop library. You’ll find articles, videos and more.

Maryland HealthTalk member newsletter

Our HealthTalk newsletter is now online. The newsletters are a great way to learn about our Maryland Medicaid plans and other important health topics.

You can read it whenever, wherever you want. Check back quarterly for a new edition.


Health Education


Behavioral health services

Behavioral health (also known as mental health) is as important as physical health. That’s why we have coverage for both.

Required care is covered, including testing and diagnosis, behavioral therapy and medication.

Behavioral health services can help you with personal problems that may affect you and/or your family. Whether it’s stress, depression, anxiety or using drugs or alcohol, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Call the Public Behavioral Health System at 1-800-888-1965


Depression is a real illness. It can be treated.

You can feel like yourself again. Depression is an illness like diabetes or heart disease. The first step is to accept that you need help. The second step is to talk to your doctor.

Common signs of depression can include:

• Feeling unhappy, down or sad every day or feeling worthless, guilty, helpless or hopeless. 
• Loss of interest in hobbies, activities and people you once enjoyed.
• Trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual, or feeling tired, weak or low in energy.
• Loss of appetite or eating too much.
• Having trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions.
• Thinking or talking about suicide.

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Exercise and weight loss

Being active is important for helping lose weight and keep a healthy weight. Be sure to talk to your doctor or provider before starting any exercise or weight-loss program.

Try to get 60 minutes or more of exercise every day. If you’re not able to get to the gym, don’t worry. Below are ideas you can do at home.

Move — dancing to your favorite tunes can help you burn more than 300 calories in an hour.

If you do play video games, play interactive ones where you have to move. You don’t even have to leave the house. Try exercises like jumping jacks, marching in place, going up and down stairs, push-ups or sit-ups at home.

Walk — take a walk with a friend outside. Walk your dog or your neighbor’s dog or walk your cat. Instead of driving, walk or bike to school or a friend’s house.

Clean — vacuum your house or apartment. Wash the car. Mow the lawn. it’s another chance for you to get more exercise, and maybe even have some fun.

Unplug — limit your time watching TV or using your smartphone, computer or other device. Keep screen time to less than two hours a day. When you do watch TV or use your phone, try marching in place or exercising while you watch/play.


Learn about plan types

Maryland Medicaid Card

Medicaid Plans

The Maryland HealthChoice Program is health insurance for people with low incomes. You might be able to get Medicaid [in Maryland] if you’re pregnant, have children or live with a disability. In some cases, other adults also may qualify. Costs to you are low and based on your ability to pay. It’s important to know that Medicaid rules and coverage differ from state to state.

Exchange Card

Marketplace Individual and Family Plans

Marketplace Individual and Family Plans, also known as health insurance marketplace plans, are available through Maryland Health Connection. Marketplace Individual and Family Plans help individuals, families and small businesses in Maryland shop for and enroll in affordable healthcare coverage. Whether you qualify for these programs depends on your expected income, household members and other information.

Exchange Card

Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNP)

Dual Special Needs Plans (also called dual health plans or D-SNPs for short) are for people who get both Medicaid and Medicare. Dual plans cover doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They offer more benefits and extras than Original Medicare. You’ll keep all your Maryland Medicaid benefits too.