SOURCE: Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

August 29, 2013 10:08 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Health Connection to Unveil Advertising and Outreach Campaign in Preparation for the Launch of the State's New Health Insurance Marketplace

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2013) -

WHAT:
Maryland Health Connection, the state's new health insurance marketplace operated by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, will unveil a multi-media advertising campaign designed to build awareness and educate consumers during the open enrollment period, October 2013 through March 2014. The integrated campaign announcement will include the State's plans for advertising, partnerships and outreach.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 11a.m.

WHERE:
UMBC Technology Center (Directions below)
1450 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, Md. 21227

WHO:
Speakers will include:

  • Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
  • Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Rebecca Pearce, Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
  • Danielle Davis, Director of Communications and Outreach, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

CONTACT:
Betsy Charlow, Communications Manager
P: 410-547-6324 C: 443-257-3293
Elizabeth.charlow@maryland.gov

About Maryland Health Connection:

Maryland Health Connection is the marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses to compare and enroll in health insurance, as well as determine eligibility for Medicaid and other assistance programs, federal tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. Enrollment through Maryland Health Connection is scheduled to begin in October 2013, with insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2014 for individuals and families. Enrollment for small businesses begins when the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) opens January 1, 2014. For more information visit our website at www.MarylandHealthConnection.gov. Additional information about Maryland Health Connection, the enrollment process or selecting coverage can be found on our social media channels, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MarylandConnect; Twitter https://twitter.com/marylandconnect and YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/marylandconnect

About the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange:

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) is a public corporation and independent unit of Maryland State government established in April 2011 in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The MHBE has a nine-member Board of Trustees that includes the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland Insurance Commissioner and Executive Director of Maryland Health Care Commission. The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is responsible for the administration of Maryland Health Connection.

DIRECTIONS TO UMBC TECH CENTER

FROM BALTIMORE

  • Take I-95 SOUTH (follow Washington signs), pass Beltway (I-695) exit
  • Next exit will be I-195; take exit and BEAR RIGHT (West towards Catonsville)
  • Continue on I-195 West, bear LEFT PAST UMBC
  • Exit to RT. 166 (ROLLING ROAD)
  • Take LEFT onto ROLLING ROAD (RT. 166) (South towards Arbutus)
  • Go 1/2 mile and make FIRST RIGHT
  • Road immediately forks; LEFT-HAND FORK is the road leading to techcenter@UMBC
  • Proceed another 1/2 mile to the tech center

FROM WASHINGTON

  • Take I-95 NORTH (towards Baltimore), pass Harbor Tunnel (I-895) exit
  • Next exit will be I-195; take exit and BEAR LEFT (West towards Catonsville)
  • Continue on I-195 West, bear LEFT PAST UMBC
  • Exit to RT. 166 (ROLLING ROAD)
  • Take LEFT onto ROLLING ROAD (RT. 166) (South towards Arbutus)
  • Go 1/2 mile and make FIRST RIGHT
  • Road immediately forks; LEFT-HAND FORK is the road leading to techcenter@UMBC
  • Proceed another 1/2 mile to the tech center

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