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Governor Hogan announces third consecutive year of lower individual health insurance premiums

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will see significant decreases. Individual …


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Frosh files brief defending Affordable Care Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting a coalition of states defending the Affordable Care Act against efforts by the Trump administration and a group of states led by Texas to repeal the entire ACA. In California, et al., v. Texas, et al., the Supreme Court agreed to …


UnitedHealthcare files to enter Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that national health insurer UnitedHealthcare has filed to offer individual health plans through Maryland Health Connection in 2021. “We are very pleased United has chosen to enter Maryland’s individual market,” said Governor Hogan. “During this public health crisis, it’s more important than ever for Marylanders to have access to a robust marketplace with …

Attorney General Frosh urges HHS not to finalize changes to non-discrimination regulations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Thursday joined a multistate coalition in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging it not to finalize its proposed regulation, “Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities” (Section 1557 Rule). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health care based on gender, race, ethnicity, sex, age, or …

AG Frosh joins lawsuit against Trump Administration over Affordable Care Act abortion coverage

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a coalition of seven states in suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its reinterpretation of Section 1303 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On December 27, 2019, HHS issued a final rule requiring qualified health plans participating in the state exchanges to separately bill for the …

Gov. Hogan announces 2nd consecutive decrease in health insurance premiums

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has approved an average 10.3% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2020. This means that, for the second consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland will see important decreases. The new rates reflect the impact of the …

Governor Hogan announces health insurance premium rate decreases

Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced approval of an average 13.2 percent premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2019. These rates reflect the impact of Maryland’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver, which creates a State Reinsurance Program to help stabilize Maryland’s individual health insurance market and prevent previously-predicted massive rate hikes. “Rather than …

Governor Hogan signs landmark health care legislation

Governor Larry Hogan, joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, on Thursday signed landmark legislation to stabilize Maryland’s health care insurance market and prevent rates from soaring. “This problem should have been solved in Washington, but nothing has been done. Our team has been working on potential solutions for more than a …