This Friday is the final deadline

3 things you need to know today:

There are just a few days left to get a 2018 health or dental plan. If you haven’t signed up yet, here are 3 things you need to know:

1. This really is your last chance to enroll for 2018 coverage. Open enrollment does not extend into January as in past years.

2. If you’re already enrolled, shop again and you may find a better plan that costs less. In fact, many people who were in a Silver plan in 2017 can switch to a more comprehensive Gold plan and actually pay less.

It’s especially important this year to compare plans and benefits to be sure you’re getting the best deal. Check out 2018 plans and prices now.

3. We can help you apply and understand your options. We have consumer assistance organizations throughout Maryland and hundreds of insurance brokers who can help you enroll. Search here for free help near you.

REMINDER: This deadline is for private 2018 health and dental plans. If you’re enrolled in Medicaid, you don’t need to take any action right now unless you’ve received a notice telling you to renew coverage.