If you have questions about which health screenings you can schedule for free, this is the book for you. If you want to know which level of coverage—bronze, silver, gold, or platinum—is best for you, this book can help you make that choice. If you’re confused by all the healthcare acronyms and medical terms, this book spells them out for you. If you want to figure out how to get the most bang for your healthcare buck, use the information in this book to help you budget. The purpose of this book is to help you make sense of your healthcare choices and to explain your options at various points along your healthcare journey in a straightforward manner and easy-to-understand language.
Department of Labor
The mission of DOL is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. As an organization with diverse functions, DOL carries out its mission through a number of offices and agencies. These are organized into major program areas, and headed by an Assistant Secretary or other official.
COBRA Frequently Asked Questions
Many people have health insurance through their employer’s group plan. When they no longer qualify for coverage through this plan, federal and state law may provide the right to continue coverage in that group plan for a limited time.
Qualified Medical Expenses for Consumer Driven Plans
This publication explains the itemized deduction for medical and dental expenses that you claim on Schedule A
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases.
Department of Health and Human Services
We work together to promote and improve the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The Maryland Community Services Locator can provide you with service information, maps, and driving directions to programs!
Maryland Access Point, Maryland Department of Aging
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), known locally as Maryland Access Point (MAP), were established as the single entry point for individuals seeking long term support services.
Children’s Health Resources:
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Comprehensive database of resources for children and youth with special health care needs.
Locate Child Care in Maryland
Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland.
Autism Resource Provider Search
The Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center is providing timely, accurate autism-specific information and resources; responding personally to inquiries via telephone and email; and distributing monthly “Parent Tips” articles on a variety of topics.
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Provides services system for people with developmental disabilities and partners with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to provide leadership and resources to enable these individuals in living fulfilling lives.
Department of Disabilities
he Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) is charged with coordinating and improving the delivery of services to individuals with disabilities in the state of Maryland.