Business, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan: American Rescue Plan Act lowers health care costs For Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Health Connection on Thursday announced reductions in the health plan costs that reflect additional financial help available through the federal American Rescue Plan Act. “This relief will help lower the costs many Maryland families would otherwise pay for coverage,” said Governor Hogan. “We are proud to offer such high quality health insurance options, now …


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Governor Hogan announces extension of state health insurance special enrollment period until August 15

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange on Friday announced that the state health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection, will extend its current Coronavirus Special Enrollment Period. Uninsured Marylanders have the opportunity to enroll in health coverage now until Aug. 15. This deadline aligns with the federal special enrollment period extension announced by President Joe Biden for the …


Governor Hogan announces extension of state health insurance special enrollment period until May 15

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange on Wednesday announced that the state health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection, will extend its current special enrollment period. Uninsured Marylanders have the opportunity to enroll in health coverage now until May 15. This deadline aligns with the federal special enrollment period announced by President Joe Biden for those states who …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Gov. Hogan announces 5th consecutive year of low unemployment insurance taxes

BALTIMORE, MD—The Hogan administration on Thursday announced that, for the fifth straight year, Maryland employers would receive the lowest possible unemployment insurance (UI) tax rates allowed under state law. The low tax rate has been made possible by Maryland’s low unemployment and high job growth. Unemployment insurance claim filings, both total and initial filings, are the lowest they have been …

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 …