The Maryland Health Connection (administered by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange) is the health insurance marketplace in the U.S. state of Maryland, created in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The marketplace is offered to individuals and families who are not covered through their employers. It allows enrollees to compare health insurance plans and provides those who qualify with access to tax credits. It also provides access to Medicaid enrollment for low-income Marylanders. Enrollment started on October 1, 2013. As of the 2019 calendar year, 156,963 people were enrolled in private health plans, 39,720 people were enrolled in stand-alone dental plans, and 1,076,175 people were enrolled in Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2013 in preparation for the launch of the Maryland Health exchange, Meyer worked closely with the teams at Noridian (the provider outsourced by the State of Maryland and the Governor’s Office of Maryland to organize teams for platform design) to architect, develop and deploy the Disaster Recovery site, platforms to support the Exchange workload during emergency failover events, and the processes and procedures that governed the failover events, data integrity, data security, and operational requirements to support the environment and application workloads.