ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 140,000 Marylanders now have health insurance since the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange launched its Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period a year ago.
“We are pleased to announce the tremendous response to this special enrollment period, which is one of the nation’s longest in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “This program’s success is a testament to our commitment to ensure Marylanders have access to the resources they need to weather the pandemic and come back stronger and healthier.”READ MORE: Police: 15-Year-Old Boy Injured In SE Baltimore Shooting Saturday Night
Many Marylanders who didn’t have coverage were able to enroll in private health plans outside of the typical open enrollment period that happens each fall through the Maryland Health Connection. As of Wednesday, 140,715 Marylanders have gained health insurance through the special enrollment.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Most Of The Region Could See Severe Storm Sunday Afternoon
The special enrollment period runs through May 15. People eligible for Medicaid can enroll all year, while others can still enroll in private coverage through the Maryland Health Connection if they recently lost coverage through a life change event.
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|Maryland Coronavirus Special Enrollment since March 16, 2020|