Tag Archives: health insurance

AG reports $2.5M saved in FY19 health care disputes

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (File)

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General reported Wednesday that more than 1,900 health care cost dispute cases were closed in fiscal year 2019, saving or recovering nearly $2.5 million for patients. The Health Education and Advocacy Unit (HEAU) within ...

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Employer health plan costs and employee cost sharing both rising

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The cost of employer-sponsored health insurance has continued its steady rise, but there also has been a steady increase in worker cost-sharing, including through greater adaptation of deductibles, the 20th annual Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey found. The ...

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Expect sticker shock for Md. individual market premium requests

Dr. Peter Beilenson, the founder and CEO of Evergreen Health Co-Op. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Despite the expectation of a reinsurance program for 2019, Maryland’s individual market health insurers will likely file for significant premium increases when their annual rate requests are released next week. The insurers will not consider the state’s pending reinsurance waiver ...

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Md. leaders ask Congress to help stabilize insurance market

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, left, shakes hands Wednesday with Gov. Larry Hogan on the occasion of his fourth State of the State address. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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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Trump’s health care order faces a rocky road in Maryland

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer. (File)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that he hopes leads to lower health insurance premiums, but Maryland’s top insurance regulator is questioning whether the order would work in this state. The thrust of Trump’s order instructs the Department of ...

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