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Apr 1, 2020

Md. health exchange extends coronavirus sign-up period as thousands enroll

Thousands of Marylanders are signing up for health insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the state’s health exchange Wednesday extended the window to allow more people to enroll. The state’s special enrollment period for the coronavirus will now run through June 15, not April 15 as previously planned. More than 10,000 people have enrolled in […]

Mar 13, 2020

Md. offers insurance enrollment period during coronavirus pandemic

Marylanders without health insurance have an extra opportunity to purchase it on the state’s individual market as the state offers a special enrollment period amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced the extra enrollment period will begin Monday and run for 30 days through April 15. There are no preconditions on people […]

Jan 14, 2020

How the health insurance box on Md. tax forms will work

Beginning Jan. 27, Maryland tax filers will be able to check a box saying whether they have health insurance and, if they do not, whether they would like to receive information about their eligibility for free or reduced coverage. The Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program came out of an attempt to replicate the Affordable […]

Dec 17, 2019

Md. insurance exchange enrollment up slightly as premiums still falling

Enrollment in individual plans on Maryland’s health insurance market increased slightly for 2020 after premiums fell again. Total enrollments rose to 215,150, up 1 percent from last year. Enrollments on the state’s health exchange rose by 1,637 to 158,500.  The gains came after a second straight year of double-digit premium decreases for the individual health […]

Dec 12, 2019

Md. health exchange enrollment up heading into final weekend

Signups on Maryland’s health exchange this year are slightly up as the open enrollment period comes to an end this weekend. Enrollment was tracking up about 3% more than last year as the enrollment period has entered one of its busiest times, the last week, said Michele Eberle, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s executive director. […]

Oct 23, 2019

Exchange readies for open enrollment after premiums decrease again

Maryland’s individual health insurance market, which will begin open enrollment next week, stands to gain from a second straight year of premium rate declines. Last year, premiums on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange fell by about 11%, the first premium decrease in years, while enrollment rose 2% despite a projected decrease. Premium rates dropped an […]

Dec 17, 2018

Enrollment up again on Maryland’s health benefit exchange

Maryland reversed enrollment declines on its individual health market, returning to levels near where it was for 2017 after the open enrollment period ended Saturday.

Oct 16, 2018

Maryland reaps benefits of a state-based health exchange

While other states grapple with the consequences of federal actions in the individual health insurance market, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s original decision to set up as a state-based exchange has left it with the resources to succeed, its executive director says. “The best thing the state did, in my opinion, was deciding to create […]

Sep 26, 2018

With lower rates, Md. health exchange hopes for enrollment surge

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s marketing strategy for the upcoming open enrollment period seems simple, considering historic rate decreases approved by regulators last week. “I just think there’s only one message this year, and that’s that prices are down,” state Secretary of Health Robert “Bobby” Neall said last week at a meeting of the exchange’s […]

Aug 28, 2018

Md. benefit exchange approves plan on risk adjustments

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 two insurers on the individual market, had expressed concern that it would bear the brunt […]

Jul 17, 2018

Maryland exchange to hold reinsurance hearings

Maryland's health care exchange has announced hearings for public comment on regulations to create a reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market.

Jun 18, 2018

Md. reinsurance application has several key dates ahead

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange hopes the state’s reinsurance waiver application will gain approval by the end of August, officials said at the exchange’s monthly board meeting Monday. Over the next couple of months, Maryland will see several milestone dates, including a key report from health care actuarial firm Wakely as the state moves to create […]

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