Free, In-Person Health Insurance Enrollment Help Available at Places of Worship throughout the State

(BALTIMORE – January 14, 2017) — Maryland Health Connection will host “Extol & Enroll,” a health coverage enrollment initiative, on Jan. 21 and 22 at faith organizations throughout the state to help Marylanders get covered before the 2017 open enrollment period concludes at the end of the month.

Maryland Health Connection, consumer assistance organizations and faith organizations have partnered to provide free enrollment assistance at 12 places of worship across the state. Consumer assisters will be on-site to answer questions and enroll Marylanders in health coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace.

Open enrollment for 2017 coverage ends Jan. 31, 2017. Medicaid enrollment is year-round.

Maryland Health Connection is the only place Marylanders can get financial help to cover the cost of health insurance. Last year, 9 out of 10 Marylanders received financial help to lower the cost of their plan.

Following is a list of participating faith organizations in Maryland. Visit for more information or to enroll.

“Extol & Enroll” Location Date & Time
Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church

7601 York Road

Towson, MD 21204

Saturday, Jan. 21

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church

131 West 2nd St.

Frederick, MD 21701

Saturday, Jan. 21

3-5:15 p.m.

Celebration Church

6080 Foreland Garth

Columbia, MD 21045

Sunday, Jan. 22

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Community of Hope AME Church at Iverson Mall

3701 Branch Ave.

Temple Hills, MD 20748

Sunday, Jan. 22

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Empowerment Temple

4217-4221 Primrose Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21215

Sunday, Jan. 22

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Glenarden

3600 Brightseat Road

Landover, MD 20785

Sunday, Jan. 22

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Informational only: 

Staff will be on-site to answer questions and

provide information and resources;

enrollment will not be available.

From the Heart Church

4949 Allentown Road

Suitland, MD 20746

Saturday, Jan. 21

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

HALO Ministries

119 South Blvd.

Salisbury, MD 21804

Saturday, Jan. 14

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hosted by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

& the Guru Nanak Foundation of America

19512 Amaranth Drive, 2nd Floor Germantown, MD 20874

Sunday, Jan. 22

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Middleham and St. Peters Episcopal Parish

Parish Hall Conference Room

10210 H G Trueman Road

Lusby, MD 20657

Saturday, Jan. 21

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Spirit of Faith Christian Center

2261 Oxon Run Drive

Temple Hills, MD 20748

Sunday, Jan. 22

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Conference Room

105 Vianney Lane

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sunday, Jan. 22

1-5 p.m.


To apply for health coverage at an enrollment event, bring the following information:

  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance)
  • Birthdates and general information about you and your family members who are also applying for health coverage
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance
  • Employer and income information for everyone in your family (for example, from pay stubs, W-2 forms, or wage and tax statements)
  • Information about any job-related health insurance available to your family
  • Photo ID


About the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange: The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE), a public corporation and independent unit of state government established in 2011, administers Maryland Health Connection.


About Maryland Health Connection: Maryland Health Connection is the state’s official health insurance marketplace for individuals and families to compare and enroll in health insurance. Maryland Health Connection is the only place where Marylanders can access financial help such as tax credits to make coverage more affordable. Enroll online at or download the free Enroll MHC mobile app for Apple and Android devices.