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.

Work Group Members

Work Group Charter

Meeting Dates

    • February 15: Welcome Webinar

Webinar

    • March 1: 10AM-1PM

Agenda-3.1.19
Preferred Provider Organization Analysis
March 1 Presentation
Covered California Key Ingredients

    • March 15: 2PM-5PM

Agenda-3.15.19
March 15 Presentation
Meeting Minutes

    • April 5: 10AM-1PM

Agenda-4.5.19
April 5 Presentation
Meeting Minutes

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
First Floor Conference Room, Side A

    • April 19: 10AM-1PM

Agenda-4.19.19
April 19 Presentation
Meeting Minutes

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
First Floor Conference Room, Side A

    • May 31: 10AM-1PM

Agenda-5.31.19
May 31 Presentation

MHBE Offices
750 East Pratt Street, 6 th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Training Room

    • June 14: 10AM-1PM

Agenda-6.14.19
June 14 Presentation
Meeting Minutes

MHBE Offices
750 East Pratt Street, 6 th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Training Room