BALTIMORE – The Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review (AELR) has approved emergency regulations for all health carriers regulated by the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA).
The following new regulations, issued by Governor Larry Hogan to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, will go into effect immediately:
In addition, on March 6, under the direction of Governor Hogan, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. issued a bulletin that triggered emergency regulations. It requires health insurers to waive any time restrictions on prescription drug refills and authorize payment to pharmacies for at least a 30-day supply of medication as a response to the COVID-19 virus. This action will allow individuals to obtain medications in advance of any quarantine.
The MIA is also asking health carriers to engage in focused member education and outreach regarding medically necessary health care services for COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
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