Maryland Health Exchange
Maryland’s health exchange board approved a plan Monday to allow eligible small businesses to begin offering employees small group health plans and to access federal tax credits in April, but the state is pushing back the launch of a website for the program until Jan. 1, 2015.
A bug-ridden website. Endless wait times on a toll-free helpline. Error-laden data sent to insurance companies.
State leaders release new numbers on the performance of the Maryland’s Online Health insurance Exchange since the glitch-riddled roll out of the Affordable Care Act.
The opening of Maryland’s online health benefit exchange was delayed Tuesday by problems with the exchange website, and the state’s health secretary said a technical team was working on a solution to a bottleneck that developed when the website couldn’t handle the volume of people trying to create accounts all at once.
Maryland officials are planning a variety of ways to reach people who do not speak English well to help them obtain insurance under the federal health care law.