image description

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Visits Western Maryland for Regional Forum

June 14th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange leaders will host the fifth of six regional forums in Hagerstown. The event brings together state and local community leaders to discuss ways to strengthen Maryland Health Connection, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, ahead of the 2020 enrollment period.

Close to 16,000 individuals still remain uninsured in the far Western region of Maryland. Of those, an estimated 5,000 individuals would qualify for Medicaid, and another 8,000 would qualify for financial assistance to lower the cost of health insurance. Maryland Health Connection had a successful sixth open enrollment period, which ran from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018. Nearly 157,000 Marylanders enrolled in private health plans for 2019. The state’s percentage of residents without health insurance is at a historic low of 6.1 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

WHERE:                                Washington County Downtown Library

Community Room

100 S. Potomac St.

Hagerstown, MD 21740

 

WHEN:                                 Wednesday, June 19

1–2:30 p.m.

 

WHO:                                   MHBE leadership, community leaders, and invited elected officials.

 

Opportunities:                  Hear from MHBE leadership about the success of the 2019 open enrollment period, learn about policy updates, and glean insight into where MHBE is headed.

 

Leave a Reply



View Mobile Site