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§ 31-206. Eligibility for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsuranceEffective: June 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 31. Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2019
MD Code, Insurance, § 31-206
§ 31-206. Eligibility for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions
In general
(a) If an uninsured individual is not determined to be eligible for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or the Maryland Children's Health Program under § 31-205 of this subtitle, the Exchange shall determine, in accordance with § 31-204 of this subtitle, whether the uninsured individual is eligible for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions as determined under this section.
Special or other enrollment period for individual health insurance market
(b)(1) A special or other enrollment period for the individual market shall begin on the date an income tax return is filed by or on behalf of an uninsured individual that includes the choice described in § 2-115(c)(3) of the Tax--General Article, if the return is filed on or before the date specified by the Exchange.
(2) The enrollment period described in this subsection shall last for a period of time determined by the Exchange before the start of the calendar year that may not be shorter than 14 days.
Dissemination of information about special or other enrollment period
(c)(1) Information about the enrollment period described in subsection (b) of this section shall be communicated to the public and affected individuals through measures that may include language in the instructions for the State individual income tax return, if inclusion of the language is approved by the Comptroller.
(2) The Exchange is authorized to conduct outreach to individuals described in paragraph (1) of this subsection, using methods that may include written notices and the provision of individualized assistance by insurance agents and brokers, navigators, tax preparers, and Exchange contractors and staff.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the Exchange may compensate an entity for outreach described in paragraph (2) of this subsection in a manner that reflects, in whole or in part, the number of uninsured individuals enrolled under this section and § 31-204 of this subtitle by that entity.


Added by Acts 2019, c. 423, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 424, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019.
MD Code, Insurance, § 31-206, MD INSURANCE § 31-206
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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