FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/19/2019
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Joseph Sviatko, 410-468-2458

A Study of Access and Use in Maryland's Individual Health Insurance Market

Three Public Meetings Scheduled

 
The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) intends to conduct a market research study to identify the barriers to purchasing health insurance coverage and, for those who do purchase health insurance coverage, the barriers to utilizing essential health benefits for people in low income, rural and underserved areas in the State.
 
Additional information about this Study may be found on the MIA’s website on the left side of the home page under the tab entitled “Access and Use in Maryland's Individual Health Insurance Market” or by accessing this hyperlink:
https://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Access-and-Use-in-Maryland's-Individual-Health-Insurance-Market.aspx
 
Interested parties are invited to attend the following public meetings in order to offer comments and suggestions for this Study. In addition to the MIA, representatives from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will be attending. The agenda for each meeting will be the same. Representatives will provide an overview of the Study, listen to stakeholder testimony, and answer questions.
 
Volunteers are needed for surveys and focus groups. Potential volunteers are encouraged to attend a public meeting. Also, the MIA will be including information related to volunteering on its website at the above hyperlink in the next several days. For those who cannot attend in person, the conference call numbers for each meeting are listed below.
 
A sign-in sheet will be available at each meeting. We ask that each attendee sign in and indicate whether you would like to testify and/or volunteer.  If you will be participating by conference call and would like to testify or if you have any questions, please email:
individualmarketstudy.mia@maryland.gov.

May 2, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
      

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr,
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Career Programs Building (CPB) – room 125
Conference Call Telephone number: +1 484-466-5326‬ PIN: ‪248 262 665‬#‬‬‬‬‬‬
The required parking pass as well as maps of the campus and building can be found on the MIA’s website at
https://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Access-and-Use-in-Maryland's-Individual-Health-Insurance-Market.aspx in the folder marked “Public Meetings.”

May 7, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maryland Insurance Administration
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hearing Room – 24th floor
Conference Call Telephone number: +1 484-364-5862‬ PIN: 661 634 007‬#‬‬‬‬‬‬

May 16, 2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Health Professions and Athletic Center
Conference Call Telephone number: +1 216-930-8838
 
About the Maryland Insurance Administration
 
The Maryland Insurance Administration is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the Insurance Administration, please visit www.insurance.maryland.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDInsuranceAdmin or Twitter at @MD_Insurance.

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