May 05, 2015
On April 30, 2015, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) published Bulletin 15-09. The bulletin applies to insurers and relates to the Gov. Hogan’s April 27, 2015, declaration of a state of emergency for the City of Baltimore. According to the bulletin, as a result of the governor’s declaration the MIA has activated an emergency regulation for all health insurers in Maryland. The emergency regulation requires such insurers to waive any time restrictions on prescription medication refills and authorize payment to pharmacies in Baltimore for at least a 30-day supply of any prescription medication regardless of the most recently filled date of the prescription. The emergency regulation lasts as long as the state of emergency remains in effect. Although the bulletin applies to insurers, employers will want to be aware of the emergency regulation in case employees have questions regarding coverage of prescription benefits.
Bulletin 15-09 »
Gov. Hogan’s Declaration of Emergency »