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Delaware marketplace enrollment climbs above 11,000

Associated Press — The state’s Health and Social Services Secretary says 11,335 people have signed up for private health plans through the Delaware marketplace since Oct. 1. Another 3,411 people qualified for Medicaid.

April 10, 2014

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Maryland to use Access Health CT technology

The Courant — The board of directors for Maryland’s health insurance marketplace voted to adopt the software used by Connecticut. Access Health CT’s system was developed by Deloitte Consulting and has been one of the nation’s most successful insurance marketplace websites.

April 1, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection to use Connecticut’s technology

CT Mirror — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the state will abandon its problem-plagued website and replace it with Connecticut’s website technology. A consulting company that helped deliver Connecticut’s system estimates the cost to Maryland at $40 to $50 million.

April 1, 2014

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Maryland rumored to be adopting Access Health CT technology

The Baltimore Sun — Two sources say Maryland is scrapping its health insurance marketplace and adopting the one developed for Connecticut. Maryland officials say a final decision is still pending.

March 13, 2014

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Feds to investigate Maryland Health Connection

The Baltimore Sun — Rep. Andy Harris said the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate how Maryland spent millions of dollars in federal grant money on its dysfunctional health insurance marketplace.

March 9, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection problems trigger Medicaid overpayments

The Washington Post — One of the many problems with Maryland Health Connection prevents correct determinations of who is eligible for Medicaid. Maryland expects the Medicaid eligibility issues to lead to nearly $18 million in unnecessary payments this fiscal year and nearly $13 million in fiscal 2015. Overall costs to fix or replace Maryland’s marketplace are […]

February 27, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection fires IT vendor

The Baltimore Sun — Maryland terminated its five-year contract with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the company hired as the prime contractor for the troubled Maryland Health Connection. Maryland Health Connection is continuing to work with Optum/QSSI, another vendor that was brought on board in December.

February 24, 2014

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Enrollment estimate corrected for Maryland Health Connection

The Washington Post — For months, Maryland officials havecited an erroneous target for the state-run health insurance exchange. Hilltop Institutes, which developed the estimate, discovered it had counted signups for both the initial open enrollment period, which is currently underway, as well as the signups expected during the second enrollment period, which begins in November.

February 23, 2014

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Maryland insurance marketplace weighs options for next open enrollment period

The Washington Post — Serious technical flaws in Maryland Health Connection have officials evaluating how they will handle system fixes needed prior the 2015 open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 15. Options include a complete overhaul of the current system, using parts of the federal system or one of the state-based marketplaces, or joining a consortium […]

February 10, 2014

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Maryland Health Connector contractors’ legal battle grows more heated

The Washington Post —Noridian Healthcare Solutions was hired to build Maryland’s health insurance exchange, and it in turn subcontracted to EngagePoint. The two are exchanging blame and fighting in federal court over Maryland’s flawed marketplace. EngagePoint’s latest filing charges that Noridian did not have the expertise to take on the project.

February 7, 2014

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