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Prescription payment time limits lifted in Maryland

The Maryland Insurance Administration said Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith has activated emergency regulations requiring all health insurance carriers in Maryland to waive any time restrictions on payment for prescription medication refills and replacement of durable medical equipment or supplies, eyeglasses and dentures while the state of emergency declared by Governor Martin O’Malley is in effect.

This means that consumers forced to evacuate because of Hurricane Irene can obtain prescription refills or replace their eyeglasses, for example, regardless of the refill date or benefit plan time limitations.