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Jun 27, 2014

‘Special enrollments’ in health coverage drive up total

Several thousand more Marylanders have enrolled in health insurance since the open enrollment period ended about two months ago.

Martin O'Malley-Joshua Sharfstein-Carolyn Quattrocki
Apr 2, 2014

5 takeaways from decision to scrap Maryland Health Connection

If you haven’t heard by now, Maryland’s health exchange is toast. Kaput. It may have been the governor’s baby, but it’s been thrown out with the bathwater.

Health Connection
Feb 17, 2014

Health exchange enrollment bumps up

Enrollment on the Maryland health exchange bumped up this week. The most-represented age group among Marylanders who purchased private health plans is the 55-64 age group.

Jan 10, 2014

Enrollment back to a trickle

The number of new enrollments on Maryland Health Connection declined over the past week “as expected,” officials said in their Friday enrollment report.

Sep 18, 2013

Walgreen joins move to private health insurance exchange

Walgreen Co. is joining a growing push from big businesses to shift more responsibility for finding insurance onto their employees as health care costs continue to climb. The nation’s largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will send workers to a private health insurance exchange where they will pick from as many as 25 plans […]

Aug 22, 2012

Lt. Gov. Brown announces $123M grant for health exchange

Maryland has received a $123 million federal grant to support development of the state’s health benefit exchange. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown made the announcement Thursday in Baltimore. Under the federal health care law, Maryland’s exchange is due to be operational by October of next year. The grant is to be used to continue the development […]

May 18, 2011

SEC seeks tighter rules for agencies rating debt

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators advanced tighter rules Wednesday for agencies that rate the debt of companies and governments. Credit ratings can affect a company’s ability to raise or borrow money. They can also influence how much investors pay for securities. The big three rating agencies — Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings — were […]

Feb 15, 2011

Battle begins over health care insurance exchange

ANNAPOLIS – Business interests argued Tuesday for a slimmed-down version of a public health care insurance exchange proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to bring the state in line with the federal health care overhaul passed last year. “We have an opportunity to connect Marylanders to affordable health care coverage,” Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown said […]

Feb 9, 2011

Md. insurance brokers worried about proposed health benefit exchange program

ANNAPOLIS — Independent health insurance brokers and their clients lobbied legislators in Annapolis on Tuesday to try to prevent being put out of a business by a new health benefit exchange program proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. “A new health insurance exchange is going to be a new public bureaucracy,” Gary Livengood, co-chairman of the […]

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