Insurance

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SB 290 (HB 167) - Health Insurance - Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements - Calculation Requiring, to the extent authorized under federal law, certain entities to include payments made by certain persons when calculating the overall contribution to an out-of-pocket maximum or a cost-sharing requirement for an insured, a subscriber, or a member; and applying the Act to all policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2022. SB 290

HB 167

SB 290- Health Insurance - Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements - Calculation- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Maryland Hospital Association- HB 167- Health Insurance - Out-of-Pocket Maximums and Cost-Sharing Requirements - Calculation- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (1/18)

Hearing 1/20 at 1:30 p.m. (12/23)
SB 522 (HB 470) - Public Health - Commission on Universal Health Care Establishing the Commission on Universal Health Care; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to develop a plan for the State to establish, on or before January 1, 2024, a universal health care program to provide health benefits to all residents of the State through a single-payer system; authorizing the Commission, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and the Maryland Department of Health to apply for certain waivers; etc. SB 522

HB 470

SB 522- Commission on Universal Health Care- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 470- Commission on Universal Health Care- Letter of Information.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)

Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
SB 543 - Insurance - Health Care Sharing Ministries - Exemption Exempting from State insurance laws health care sharing ministries as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 5000A(d)(2)(B)(ii). SB 543

SB 543-Health Care Sharing Ministries – Exemption- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-2)

Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)
SB 685 - Insurance Law - Application to Direct Primary Care Agreements - Exclusion Authorizing the Health Education and Advocacy Unit in the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General to assist health care consumers in understanding direct primary care agreements; requiring certain primary care providers to provide the Unit with certain information under certain circumstances; altering the definition of "health insurance" for the purpose of excluding certain direct primary care agreements from the application of certain provisions of insurance law; etc. SB 685

Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)
SB 729 (HB 780) - Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement a State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program to provide a means for young adults to reduce the amount they pay for health benefit plans in the individual health insurance market; requiring the Exchange, in consultation with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner and as approved by the Board of Trustees of the Exchange, to establish certain subsidy eligibility and payment parameters for calendar years 2022 and 2023; etc. SB 729

HB 780

SB 729- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 780- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 778 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 777 (5/30)
SB 758 (HB 1021) - Health Insurance - Incentive Arrangements - Authorization Authorizing certain bonus or incentive-based compensation to include a certain two-sided incentive arrangement; authorizing a certain carrier to recoup funds paid to an eligible provider under a two-sided incentive arrangement that meets certain requirements and criteria; providing that a certain primary care provider is not engaged in certain acts of an insurance business if certain requirements are met solely because the primary care provider enters into a certain contract that includes certain capitated payments; etc. SB 758

HB 1021

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/9)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/15)
SB 893 - Unemployment - Insurance Revisions and Special Enrollment Period for Health Benefits Requiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to open a special or other enrollment period for an individual who consents to share information through a certain system; establishing certain requirements for a certain enrollment period; authorizing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to conduct outreach to an individual who consents to share information using certain methods; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to take certain actions to carry out the State's unemployment insurance law; etc. SB 893

SB 893 – Unemployment Insurance – Revisions and Required Study- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 65 (4/13)
HB 534 - Public Health - Healthy Maryland Program - Establishment Establishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government; stating that the General Assembly finds that millions of dollars have been diverted or wasted as part of a multipayer health care system; stating that it is the intent of the General Assembly that Healthy Maryland be established to provide comprehensive universal health coverage for every Maryland resident and be funded by certain revenue; establishing the Healthy Maryland Board and the Healthy Maryland Public Advisory Committee; etc. HB 534

HB 534- Commission on Universal Health Care- Letter of Information.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 3/11 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 1167 - Maryland Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act Requiring a health care provider or health care institution to ensure the provision or continuation of certain care under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain health care provider or health care institution to transfer a patient to a certain health care provider or health care institution under certain circumstances and in a certain manner; prohibiting an agency from developing or using certain measures as a threshold for certain determinations and decisions; etc. HB 1167

Hearing 3/19 at 4:00 p.m. (3/18)