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Tag Archives: Evergreen Health

Md. benefit exchange approves plan on risk adjustments (access required)

The board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange voted Friday on a solution to an issue where the state’s new reinsurance program could cause duplicative payments under the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program. Kaiser Permanente, one of the state’s ...

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Maryland regulator evaluating CMS risk adjustment decision

Maryland health insurance stakeholders face some questions after the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said over the weekend that it would stop collecting and making risk adjustment payments in light of contradictory federal court decisions. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer ...

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Significantly higher insurance premiums approved for 2018 on Md. health exchange (access required)

Marylanders insured through the individual health exchange will see substantially higher premiums in 2018, though not as high as insurers wanted, after Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer approved final rates Friday. Redmer approved average rate increases of 34.5 and 50 ...

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Evergreen’s demise creates possibilities for new insurers in Md. (access required)

New companies looking to enter the Maryland individual insurance market could find an easier path with the collapse of Evergreen Health this week. Any new Maryland carrier would have to build infrastructure in the state before selling plans. That infrastructure ...

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Evergreen’s demise leaves two insurers on Md. health exchange (access required)

Maryland’s individual health exchange will only have two insurers next year after a deal to buy Evergreen Health fell apart this week, leading the state’s insurance regulator to freeze its assets. Anne Arundel Health System, LifeBridge Health and JARS Health ...

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Evergreen and Kaiser make case for higher premiums in Md. (access required)

Evergreen Health and Kaiser Permanente made their case for health insurance rate increases at a Maryland Insurance Administration hearing Monday, citing high costs, CareFirst’s rate increase request of 50 percent and federal discussions around health care. Initially, Evergreen and Kaiser ...

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Turmoil on Maryland’s health insurance exchange (access required)

One Maryland insurer dropped out of the Maryland individual health insurance market, another projected double-digit enrollment declines and two more refiled to ask for rate increases higher than previously requested as state regulators Wednesday found themselves dealing with dramatic changes ...

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Evergreen Health can become for-profit insurer, Md. regulator says (access required)

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Wednesday approved Evergreen Health’s application to convert from an insurance co-op to a for-profit insurer. The sale of Evergreen to Anne Arundel Medical System, JARS Health Investors and LifeBridge was also approved by the commission. ...

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