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Maryland Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Maryland.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
800.637.6247 or 410.767.8600

Vocational Rehabilitation
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
410.554.9442 or 888.554.0334

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Health Insurance

Maryland Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
855.642.8572

Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program & External Appeals 
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Maryland Insurance Administration
410.468.2000 or 800.492.6116

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

COBRA-Maryland
Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Employee Benefits Division
800.307.8283

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid
800.492.5231 of 800.492.5231

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Community Personal Assistance

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)
855.642.8572

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)

Transportation

Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Division of Unemployment Insurance
800.492.5524

Agency: Maryland Department of Labor

Information available here. File online or by phone. Information about the weekly certifications can be found here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payments can be made via a debit card or check. Most claimants must enroll with the Maryland Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning to remain eligible. Frequently asked questions are answered here. Customer service can be reached via email: ui.inquiry@maryland.gov or via phone: 410-949-0022 or 1-800-827-4839.

Updates related to Maryland unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

MD Code Ann. §15-827 – The statute applies to private insurers and other specified managed care organizations. These entities must cover treatment that is being provided in a Phase I, II, III, or IV clinical trial for either cancer or other life-threatening condition. The trial must be approved by either: (1) NIH, (2) NIH cooperative group, (3) U.S. F.D.A. in the form of an investigational new drug application, (4) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or (5) a state IRB. Second, the facility or personnel providing the experimental treatment must be experienced. Third, a superior, non-investigational alternative must not exist. Fourth, data related to the clinical trial must provide a reasonable expectation that the treatment will be at least as effective as the non-investigational alternative. (current 7/2011)

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Paid Family Sick Leave

Maryland does not have statewide paid family leave. However, employers must allow employees to accrue paid sick leave up to 40 hours per year. Employees can carry over earned hours for a maximum of 64 hours of paid leave per year.