More Choices For Md. Consumers Signing Up For Health Insurance This Year

Three or more participating insurers will be taking part when the exchange opens up.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – An analysis for The Associated Press shows Maryland consumers next year will have more choices than consumers in many other states in health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

The analysis by Avalere Health finds Maryland among nine states that will have three or more participating insurers in its counties.

From 2014 to 2016, all of Maryland’s counties and the city of Baltimore had three or more participating insurers. That will continue into 2017.

Nationwide, about one-third of U.S. counties will have one health marketplace insurer in 2017. That’s double the number that had only one from 2014, which was the first year of coverage through the program.

Sign-up season starts Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31.

By The Associated Press