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Media Release: Statement about special enrollment period during MD’s Coronavirus SOE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
Contact: Stephanie Klapper, 410-575-4035
Vincent DeMarco, 410-591-9162

 

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Statement About Special Enrollment Period During Maryland’s Coronavirus State of Emergency

New availability complements the Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Deputy Director Stephanie Klapper released the following statement today after the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced a Special Enrollment Period during Maryland’s Coronavirus State of Emergency.

“We applaud Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange for creating a Special Enrollment Period for uninsured Marylanders to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage during Maryland’s Coronavirus State of Emergency. In this crisis it is essential that all uninsured Marylanders get coverage so they can get the care they need – for their safety and for all of us. We call on the Trump administration and every other Governor to follow Maryland’s lead to help protect everyone in our nation. The Special Enrollment Period complements the new Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, which empowers uninsured Marylanders to find out their eligibility for free or low-cost health coverage by checking a box on their state tax return. Marylanders have until April 15 to enroll through the Special Enrollment Period or check the box on their state tax return.”