Value Plan Work Group

MHBE will convene an annual workgroup to discuss Value Plan standards, beginning in 2024 for 2026 plans. Value Plans have been offered on MHC since 2020 and have featured fully standardized cost sharing since 2024. Value Plans are meant to improve access to care by offering pre-deductible coverage of common services. More on Value Plans can be found here. The workgroup will build on the work of the 2022 Affordability Workgroup, discussing cost sharing, health equity, and other topics as necessary, and ultimately recommend benefit designs and other requirements for the 2026 Value Plans. Up to 8 meetings will be held every two weeks through June and August with a final meeting after the release of the Actuarial Value Calculator in the fall.

We are seeking interested stakeholders from a variety of specialty areas, including but not limited to consumer assistance workers, consumer advocates, community members, clinicians, and carrier representatives, to serve on the Value Plan Work Group. Applicants should indicate their interest in co-chairing the workgroup on the application, as well as their desired term length as this group will be convened annually.

Interested stakeholders should submit a completed application along with a resume/CV to Becca Lane, Senior Health Policy Analyst, at becca.lane@maryland.gov, by 5pm on May 1, 2024.

Value Plan Workgroup Application

Work Group Charter 

Work Group Members

Meeting Documents

TBD