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Reinsurance stabilizes rates, but Md. leaders now for permanent fixes

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s governor and legislative leaders Wednesday celebrated the federal government’s approval of a reinsurance program, praising the bipartisan manner in which they acted and making good-humored jokes about their age. But they also described the reinsurance proposal as ...

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Md. insurers make case for premium increases before reinsurance

Maryland’s insurance regulator Monday heard health insurance companies’ cases for raising premiums on the individual market by an average of 30 percent, but those requests could fall if a reinsurance program is approved. Rate increases considered Monday would continue a ...

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CMS reverses course, will make risk adjustment payments to insurers

A federal agency has reversed its decision earlier this month to stop collecting and making risk adjustment payments to health insurers, announcing it would reinstate the payments. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services had said they would top making ...

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Before reinsurance, significant premium increases sought on Md. individual market

Insurers on Maryland’s individual health exchange are proposing to raise their rates by an average of more than 30 percent, as hopes for stabilizing the market increasingly depend on the state’s application for a reinsurance program.  The increasing rates could ...

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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. 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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Signups on Md. exchange increase as open enrollment nears midpoint

Despite significant turmoil this year, the 2018 open enrollment period of Maryland’s health exchange has seen an increase in signups from last year’s open enrollment period, just days before the period’s midpoint. As of Friday, more than 130,500 people have ...

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Md. regulator approves increased health insurance rates for 2018

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Wednesday approved amended rates for the 2018 insurance market that will increase premiums for silver-level plans of the state’s health exchange as a result of the Trump administration’s decision to halt cost-sharing reduction subsidy payments ...

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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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