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§ 31-201. Definitions

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, § 31-201
§ 31-201. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Advisory Workgroup
(b) “Advisory Workgroup” means the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program Advisory Workgroup established under § 31-203 of this subtitle.
Cost-sharing reduction
(c) “Cost-sharing reduction” means a reduction described in § 1402(c) of the Affordable Care Act.
Department
(d) “Department” means the Maryland Department of Health.
Insurance affordability program
(e) “Insurance affordability program” means:
(1) the Maryland Medical Assistance Program;
(2) the Maryland Children's Health Program;
(3) premium tax credits; or
(4) cost-sharing reductions.
Modified adjusted gross income
(f) “Modified adjusted gross income” has the meaning stated in 42 U.S.C. § 1395r(i)(4)(A).
Poverty line
(g) “Poverty line” has the meaning stated in 42 U.S.C. § 1397jj(c)(5).
Premium tax credits
(h) “Premium tax credits” means the tax credits described in § 36B of the Internal Revenue Code.
Proactively contact
(i) “Proactively contact” means an attempt by the Exchange or the Department to reach an uninsured individual by:
(1) making multiple attempts to contact the uninsured individual as requested on a State income tax return in accordance with § 2-115(b)(2) of the Tax--General Article;
(2) if the attempts described in item (1) of this subsection do not successfully reach the uninsured individual or if no specific methods for contacting the uninsured individual were requested, making multiple attempts to contact the uninsured individual through telephonic and electronic means; and
(3) if the attempts described in items (1) and (2) of this subsection do not successfully reach the uninsured individual to obtain the requested information, sending paper forms or notices to the uninsured individual by mail.
Program
(j) “Program” means the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program established under § 31-202 of this subtitle.
Uninsured individual
(k) “Uninsured individual” means an individual under the age of 65 years who is identified through a State income tax return under § 2-115 of the Tax--General Article as not having minimum essential coverage.

Credits

Added by Acts 2019, c. 423, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 424, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019.
MD Code, Insurance, § 31-201, MD INSURANCE § 31-201
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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