New Insider’s Edge Issues: Loss of coverage and MCHP Premium rates

margeIn The Classroom we’ll be sharing the latest issues of the Insider’s Edge newsletter, which is produced by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

In the issues, “Medicaid Marge” discusses Medicaid eligibility and enrollment policy.

You can also visit DHMH’s Medicaid Marge main page to search by issue number or keyword, or email questions to

Here are two recent issues of Insider’s Edge:

Loss of Coverage (Issue 148)

Medicaid Marge shows you scenarios of two different families who have people who recently lost their health insurance coverage and are wondering what happens next.

  • COBRA refresher
  • Relationship rules for determining household size and eligibility for financial help

Click here to view the full Issue 148.


MCHP Premium Amounts (Issue 149)

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) Premium is low-cost health insurance coverage for higher-income children up to age 19 between 212% and 322% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The premium amount charged is per family, not per child.

Below are the premiums for 2017, effective June 1:

  • D02 coverage group: $54 per month for a family 212-264% FPL
  • D04 coverage group: $67 per month for a family 265-322% FPL
  • American Indians and Native Alaskans do not have to pay a monthly premium to enroll in MCHP Premium

Click here to view the full Issue 149