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Need health insurance? Marylanders can now check a box on their income taxes to begin enrollment | COMMENTARY

From Baltimore Sun

By Vincent DeMarco and Stan Dorn

January 24, 2020


Tax-filing season is here. It’s not usually a time to celebrate, but this year, there’s a new feature that thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial.

This tax season marks the beginning of the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly last year. This innovative new program lets people without health insurance simply check a box on their state income tax return to start the process of enrolling in a health plan.