Maryland to let residents complete health insurance enrollment on tax forms

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Governor Larry Hogan signed the first measure in the country to provide this opportunity. Maryland has become the first state in the country to make it possible for residents to complete a health insurance enrollment at the same time that they file their taxes. The governor signed the bill on Monday, making it possible for tax forms to double as insurance applications. The new bill lets residents use their tax forms for the opportunity to complete their health insurance enrollment as well. When Governor Hogan signed the bill, it made…

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Open enrollment is up and running on the health insurance exchange

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The third ever open enrollment has started across the country for people buying coverage for 2016. It’s that time of year again, when the health insurance exchange open enrollment begins so that consumers across the United States can shop for, compare, and purchase the coverage they need for 2016 in order to comply with the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment period for buying the health plans officially started on Sunday, November 1. Initial reports showed that consumers were already using the online marketplaces across the…

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

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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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Insurance technology cripples Maryland insurance exchange

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State works to build a new, more effective exchange for its residents Maryland is taking steps to rebuild its flawed health insurance exchange, but the state is on a strict timeline, which leaves little to no room for any errors in the endeavor. The state has been tasked to reform its exchange after it failed to achieve its enrollment goals and was plagued by severe difficulties with the technology it used. Currently, the effort is not being endorsed by the federal government, which would rather take over the exchange itself,…

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Retroactive health insurance in Maryland attracted only 9 people so far

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So far only nine people from the state have signed up for the emergency legislation option. Despite the fact that an emergency temporary retroactive health insurance legislation has been put into place to allow people in Maryland to be able to make sure that they meet the requirements of the health care reform, despite the fact that their online exchange has been faulty, at the last tally, there were only nine people who have signed up to participate in this opportunity. Near the start of the year, the expectation was…

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Health care reform continues for states with insurance exchange disasters

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The government has just expanded its assistance for purchasing insurance to provide Americans with more help. The deadline is now less than a month away, and as Americans scramble to make their last minute insurance purchases in order to comply with the health care reform, the Obama administration has bent a few of the rules to help to ensure that people won’t be left without coverage due to struggles with some of the state run exchanges. Residents of states where the insurance exchanges have never been made to work properly…

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Health insurance exchange contractor gets the axe in Maryland

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The company behind the hugely costly but highly defective online marketplace has been fired. The state of Maryland has now fired the contractor that was behind the creation of the expensive health insurance exchange online marketplace that was supposed to allow the state to be able to comply with the federal health care reform. The defects in the site are extensive enough that Maryland may have to abandon part or all of the system. Despite the fact that the health insurance exchange creation came with a tremendous price tag, it…

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