Maryland’s health insurance exchange has some major problems, according to state audit

Maryland Health insurance

Audit reveals many problematic issues with state’s insurance exchange The Maryland Office of Legislative Audits has reviewed the state’s health insurance exchange, called the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and have found that the exchange’s operators did not appropriately protect sensitive personal information from those enrolling in the marketplace. The state’s exchange began official operations in June of 2011 and the Office of Legislative Audits reviewed data from the exchange from that point through July 2014. The findings of the audit highlight many instances in which the exchange can be improved.…

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Maryland health insurance exchange board submits recommendations to state legislators on how to build an exchange program

Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to consider recommendations from the Board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange regarding how the state should construct and insurance exchange system. The board introduced their recommendations to the General Assembly on Tuesday, but legislators will not decide what to do until the beginning of next year. The state is required to establish an insurance exchange system by federal law, but Maryland legislators have been slow in passing any new laws that would make the program a reality. The insurance exchange board was formed to guide…

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