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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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Governor Hogan announces reopening of coronavirus special enrollment to uninsured Marylanders as COVID-19 pandemic continues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan was joined on Friday by Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Birrane, insurance companies, and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to announce the reopening of the coronavirus emergency special enrollment period until December 15. More than 54,000 Marylanders enrolled in health coverage during the special enrollment period from March 16 to July 15. With Friday’s announcement, Maryland will offer …


Governor Hogan appoints Kathleen A. Birrane as Maryland Insurance Commissioner

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that he has appointed Kathleen A. Birrane as Maryland Insurance Commissioner. She replaces former Baltimore County delegate Al Redmer, who has been appointed as the executive director of the Maryland Auto Insurance Fund. “Kathleen has the unique advantage of being able to step into this role with virtually no learning curve, and will …