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Governor Hogan, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announce new special enrollment period

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a new special enrollment period in which all uninsured Maryland residents have the opportunity to enroll in health coverage now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent rise in the positivity rate throughout the state. The enrollment period begins immediately and will run until March 15. “I am pleased to announce …


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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 …


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 …

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 signs comprehensive school safety bill into law

Governor Larry Hogan was joined on Tuesday by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 114 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The signing followed the conclusion of the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday, April 9. “Today is a great …

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 …