Health Insurance Exchange http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Help For MD Health Exchange Enrollees, Senator Carper Urges Sign Ups http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/help-md-health-exchange-enrollees-senator-carper-urges-sign-ups <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's health exchange board has adopted a plan to help people who have tried to enroll before the deadline at the end of the month but were unable to complete an application.</p><p>The board approved the plan Tuesday.</p><p>Maryland's online health exchange has been plagued with computer problems since its Oct. 1 debut.</p><p>Under the plan adopted by the board, consumers will be able to let the exchange know that they have started an application but have been unable to finish it.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:04:43 +0000 Don Rush 51067 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Help For MD Health Exchange Enrollees, Senator Carper Urges Sign Ups Delaware Declares It's First Health Insurance Exchange Enrollee http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-declares-its-first-health-insurance-exchange-enrollee <p>SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are celebrating the state&#39;s first health insurance exchange enrollee.</p><p>Department of Health and Social Service officials have declared 59-year-old Janice Baker of Selbyville the first confirmed resident to enroll in the marketplace. It opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:12:38 +0000 Don Rush 43007 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware Declares It's First Health Insurance Exchange Enrollee Still Rocky Start for Delaware Health Exchange http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/still-rocky-start-delaware-health-exchange <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say they&#39;re still experiencing problems with the launch of the state&#39;s new health insurance exchange.</p><p>Officials as of Thursday have yet to confirm a single enrollment in the exchange, part of the federal health care reform effort.</p><p>The state health care commission also was told that only about half of the 68 &quot;marketplace guides&quot; being hired to teach people about the exchange and help them enroll have been fully certified, with many still awaiting completion of federal criminal background checks.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:45:48 +0000 Don Rush 42770 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Still Rocky Start for Delaware Health Exchange Maryland Officials to Smooth Out Health Exchange Operations http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/maryland-officials-smooth-out-health-exchange-operations <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland residents are still finding delays with the state&#39;s new online marketplace for health insurance.</p><p>The Maryland Health Connection website on Wednesday informed website users that the online marketplace may be temporarily unavailable as technicians conduct maintenance and test improvements in performance.</p><p>The website had problems on Tuesday almost as soon as it opened.</p><p>The website couldn&#39;t handle the volume of people trying to create accounts all at once.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:32:57 +0000 Don Rush 42286 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Maryland Officials to Smooth Out Health Exchange Operations Delaware and Maryland Begin Implementing Obamacare http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-and-maryland-begin-implementing-obamacare <p><strong>Delaware </strong></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say they&#39;re ready for open enrollment to begin in the state&#39;s new health insurance exchange.</p><p>But officials acknowledge that glitches are likely as a key component of the federal health reform law is launched Tuesday.</p><p>Among other things, not all of the 68 marketplace guides being hired to help people learn about and enroll in the health care exchange will be in place when open enrollment begins.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:06:51 +0000 Don Rush 42150 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware and Maryland Begin Implementing Obamacare Delaware Unveils Health Care Plans Under Obamacare http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-unveils-health-care-plans-under-obamacare <p>Delaware released its menu of 19 health care plans and four levels of coverage that range in price from $193 a month for an individual basic plan to $329 for an individual platinum plan.</p><p>State officials say there are around 90-thousand residents in Delaware who do not have health insurance and thousand more who are under-insured.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:15:47 +0000 Don Rush 41538 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware Unveils Health Care Plans Under Obamacare