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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 …


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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 …


2018 election results: Marks, Bevins win re-election bids

The results of the 2018 mid-term elections are in. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks (R – 59%) defeated Alex Foley (D – 41%) in the Fifth District, which includes Carney, Towson, Perry Hall, and Kingsville. Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins (D – 54%) defeated Ryan Nawrocki (R – 46%) in the Sixth District, which includes Parkville, White Marsh, Middle River, …

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 …