Free in-person help with health insurance

Partner of Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace. We’re here to help you enroll in a private plan or Medicaid, and see if you can get financial help to lower your costs.


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Help to File Your Taxes


Allegany County: Free Help to File Taxes

  • Need help filing  your taxes? 
  • Call to see if you qualify

Garrett County: Free Help to File Taxes

  • Need help filing your taxes? 
  • Call to see if you qualify

Find Free Help to File Taxes

  • Use this link to find a location by zip code

IRS Free File Video

  • Introduces you to free file services available from IRS

File Your Federal Taxes for Free

  • If you make under $64,000 per year, you can file your Federal taxes for FREE

What You Need to Know About Taxes


How Health Coverage Affects Your Federal Tax Return

  • A complete resource with forms and instructions

Confused About Your Taxes?

  • Describes what forms you will receive
  • You must reconcile premium tax credits received on your taxes
  • When you read it, replace “2015” with “last year.”

Tips To Avoid Unnecessary APTC Repayment

  • Tips to help determine your APTC repayment

Health Insurance University


My Health, My Voice

  • Designed for women
  • Spanish available
  • Downloadable Guide

What’s Free with Insurance?

  • List of some free services

YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare

  • A very good introduction to health insurance reform
  • Made before the law took effect but still relevant

Los YouToons Se Preparan Para Obamacare

  • Una muy buena introducción a la reforma del seguro de salud
  • Hecho ante la ley entró en vigor, pero sigue siendo relevante

Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered

  • How health insurance works
  • Explains things like deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums

Understanding Your Health Insurance Costs | Consumer Reports

  • Focuses on what you pay when using your insurance

More Videos

  • More health insurance videos
  • Recommended by Maryland Health Connection
  • English and Spanish

From Coverage to Care

  • Documents & videos to help you understand and use your insurance
  • Several different languages

Smart Choice Health Insurance Program

  • University of Maryland Extension program
  • How to pick and use insurance
  • Workshops

Consumer Reports: Plain Talk About Health Insurance Words

  • Plain language explanations of health insurance
  • Both English and Spanish

Health Insurance Words Described

  • 16 pages
  • Describes many of the words and phrases used with health insurance

  • This website has complete and accurate information about every aspect of Obamacare.
  • BE ADVISED: It has many advertisements for “low-cost,” “GAP,” “short-term,” and “alternatives to Obamacare” insurance. These plans may be useful to some consumers to supplement other insurance, but they do not provide minimum esential coverage. If you only have one of these type plans, you could still have to pay the penalty for not having insurance.