Affordability Work Group

About

As the State Reinsurance Program (SRP) reduced premiums for unsubsidized Marylanders, it had the adverse consequence of reducing advanced premium tax credits (APTC) for some enrollees. Specifically, this has been experienced by enrollees who live in areas where premium decreases for the second lowest cost silver plan (SLCSP) were greater than the reductions in the premium of their current QHP.

In the 2020 Final Letter to Issuers Participating on Maryland Health Connection, MHBE was tasked to create a work group to help determine policy solutions that will: 1) Reduce out of pocket costs 2) Maximize APTC for subsidized consumers 3) Maximize affordability for unsubsidized consumers. The work group will provide recommendations to the MHBE Board of Trustees on policy proposals deemed most beneficial to increase affordability for consumers.

Application

MHBE is seeking applications for the 2019 Affordability work group. The application period will remain open until February 8th, 2019. Applications will be notified of their application decision by February 11th, 2019. A welcome webinar will be held the week of February 11th. Future meeting dates are highlighted below. Please submit applications to mhbe.policy@maryland.gov, along with any other supporting materials.

Meeting Dates

  • February 15: Welcome Webinar
  • March 1: 10AM-1PM
  • 100 Community Place
    Crownsville, MD 21032
    First Floor Conference Room, Side A

  • March 15: 2PM-5PM
  • 750 East Pratt Street, 6th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Training Room

  • April 5: 10AM-1PM
  • 100 Community Place
    Crownsville, MD 21032
    First Floor Conference Room, Side A

  • April 19: 10AM-1PM
  • 100 Community Place
    Crownsville, MD 21032
    First Floor Conference Room, Side A

  • May 3: 10AM-1PM
  • 100 Community Place
    Crownsville, MD 21032
    First Floor Conference Room, Side B

MeetingĀ Documents

Work Group Charter
Work Group Mission and Goals
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