Tuesday, January 21, 2014
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP for Health Care Coverage in Maryland
From the Governor's Office:
This Monday, January 13, all four insurance carriers participating in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - CareFirst, Evergreen Co-op, Kaiser Permanente, and United - will offer a new health coverage option to those Marylanders who experienced significant website problems that prevented enrollment prior to January 1.
The carriers have set a deadline of 1-800-396-1961 to register for this program. Marylanders can also call the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange's Consumer Support Center by dialing 1-855-642-8572.to enroll in the program. Marylanders who experienced significant website problems that prevented enrollment and are interested in coverage back to January 1 should call the direct hotline at
The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will contact program participants to confirm eligibility and record plan selection. Coverage will be effective once consumers pay their premium. The premium payment deadline is. Once enrolled, consumers will be able to submit bills for medical services received back to January 1 for reimbursement under the terms of their policy.
As a long-time resident of Mount Rainier and a homeowner, it is important to me that municipal government be inclusive of all of its residents. It is equally important that information be communicated through all possible channel so that residents can get involved. It is also important for residents to volunteer and serve on committees, commissions, boards and task forces. I truly believe that municipal government is the government closes to the people, and as such should be easily accessible. This BLOG is another effort to reach out to the residents of Mount Rainier.