Welcome to the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

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

Open Enrollment to enroll into a


2024 Health or Dental Plan is


November 1, 2023 - January 15, 2024!!!


*** December 31, 2023 is the deadline to enroll into a plan beginning January 1, 2024


Join us for our in-person enrollment events!






Give us a call to receive over-the-phone assistance

and/or to set up an appointment!!!



Business Hours of Operation during Open Enrollment:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturdays: 8:00am-2:00pm

Sundays: Closed

**Excludes holidays**



View Our Locations.



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 having to create an account. 


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


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