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Hogan Touts Success of Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment for Health Coverage

March 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

More than 140,000 Marylanders now have health insurance since the state's Health Benefit Exchange launched its Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period one year ago

Governor Hogan on Wednesday said the program’s success is a testament to his administration's commitment to helping Marylanders weather the pandemic.

“We are pleased to announce the tremendous response to this special enrollment period, which is one of the nation’s longest in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Governor in a statement. “This program’s success is a testament to our commitment to ensure Marylanders have access to the resources they need to weather the pandemic and come back stronger and healthier.”

The special enrollment period runs through May 15. People eligible for Medicaid can enroll all year, while others can still enroll in private coverage through the Maryland Health Connection if they recently lost coverage through a life change event.