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Tag Archives: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Kaiser worried about planned Md. reinsurance proposal

Maryland wants a reinsurance program to stabilize the individual market and lower premiums, but one of the exchange’s two remaining insurers fears the state’s application could further destabilize the market, forcing it to raise rates next year and to reconsider ...

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Md. health exchange board begins reinsurance application process

The board of trustees of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has approved parameters for an application for a reinsurance waiver from the federal government, opening the door to lowering rates for the 2019 plan year on the individual health exchange. The ...

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Experts say Md.’s new reinsurance initiative a short-term fix

Gov. Larry Hogan approved one reinsurance bill adopted by the legislature and a second reinsurance bill gained final passage Thursday, but these measures likely remain short-term solutions to the state’s individual health insurance market woes. A reinsurance program will likely ...

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CareFirst reports phishing attack may have affected 6,800

A phishing attack targeting a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield employee may have compromised the personal information of up to 6,800 members, including personally identifiable information, the company said Friday. Through a compromised email, members’ names, identification numbers and dates of birth ...

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Md. consumers without subsidies left behind in ACA debate

Maryland’s uninsured rate under the Affordable Care Act has dropped to 6 percent, but people who make too much money for tax credits have found themselves on the outside. Susan and Jeff Frangione lost well-paying jobs with good benefits during ...

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Md. leaders ask Congress to help stabilize insurance market

Maryland’s leaders are asking the state’s congressional delegation to help find solutions to stabilize the individual health insurance market. In a letter, Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch asked Congress ...

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Md. Senate committee considers complicated health care changes

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers were still making changes to a bill designed to stabilize the individual health insurance market hours before a hearing Wednesday, demonstrating the complexity of finding a solution to federal health care changes. Late changes to a ...

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CareFirst offers $1.5 million to help fight opioid crisis

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will offer $1.5 million over two years to help find new clinical methods of addressing opioid use disorders surrounding the state’s opioid epidemic, the organization announced Wednesday at a press conference at Baltimore City Hall. The insurance carrier’s interest ...

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Md., insurers say amended rate-hike plans would have limited impact

Decisions made by the Maryland’s insurers and regulators could prevent most consumers from being significantly affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to stop paying cost-sharing reduction subsidies to insurance companies. CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente have filed amended rate requests with ...

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CareFirst CEO says Trump halt of subsidies sabotages health care market

President Donald Trump’s decision to stop paying cost-sharing reduction subsidies to health insurers participating in the Affordable Care Act’s individual markets added a late element of chaos as the open enrollment period is set to open next month. Maryland’s health ...

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