May 19, 2015
On May 6, 2015, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) published Bulletin 15-11. The bulletin applies to insurers and relates to Maryland Gov. Hogan’s April 27, 2015, declaration of a state of emergency for the City of Baltimore. On April 30, 2015, as a result of the governor’s declaration, MIA published Bulletin 15-09 (covered in the May 5, 2015, edition of Compliance Corner), which activated an emergency regulation that requires 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. According to Bulletin 15-11, on May 6, 2015, the state of emergency for Baltimore was lifted. Therefore the emergency regulation, including the waiver for the time restrictions on prescription medication refill waivers, is no longer in effect. The bulletin does not create any new employer compliance obligations; employers should be aware of the bulletin in case employees have questions relating to prescription coverage during the emergency declaration.
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