There’s no word on whether assistance will be offered to help the Marylanders getting soaked with a 83% increase in premiums.
Maryland has opened a call center to help residents learn more about health care reform.[...]It will include bilingual staff to help residents and small employers with health coverage options. It also will have staff available to help explain financial assistance options.From now until September 30th, the center will help residents with general questions about health coverage and preparations for open enrollment. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.It will be staffed with 125 representatives on October 1st, when residents can begin selecting health insurance plans through the state-based insurance market place.The call center will be open seven days a week during the open enrollment period, which ends on March 31st.
Jeff Quinton is a native South Carolinian who now lives in the Baltimore area. He has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. His work experience includes radio news reporting, web design for government agencies at the state and federal level, and working in social media and communications for a DC public policy organization. Quinton is a military veteran of the Army National Guard and an Eagle Scout.
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