FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/14/2018
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Joseph Sviatko, 410-468-2458

Free Webinar on Tuesday, February 20th to Explain Resources Available for Navigating Private Health Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Emergencies

Learn how the Maryland Insurance Administration Can Assist During Medical Emergencies

BALTIMORE – The public is invited to attend a free webinar with Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. to learn about resources available through the independent state agency for navigating private health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder emergencies.
 
This is the first in a series of outreach efforts to educate Maryland citizens on the services that the Maryland Insurance Administration (“MIA”) offers as part of its consumer protection mission. This specific webinar supports the Before It’s Too Late statewide effort to bring awareness to the rapid escalation of heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis in Maryland and to mobilize all available resources to effective prevention, treatment, and recovery.
 
“We are excited to offer a series of webinars this year to further explain the many services that we provide for Marylanders as it relates to insurance, said Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. “We will be covering a variety of topics over the course of the series and we believe this is a very important topic facing many of our citizens – the opioid crisis.”
 
The session will run from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST and will focus on:
  • How to navigate private health insurance when you or a loved one need to access coverage for mental health and substance use treatment;
  • How the Appeals and Grievance Unit reviews cases where insurance companies have denied coverage or payment of claims based on medical necessity;
  • How the Life and Health Unit can help if an insurance company says a service is not covered by your health insurance contract;
  • Open Question and Answer Session with the Commissioner.
 
To participate in the webinar, participants can:

     Join by phone: 240-454-0887
     Enter Meeting Number: 730-291-2893
     Enter Meeting Password: G4dk6p3m
     URL: Join from a video system or application by clicking HERE.
 
About the Maryland Insurance Administration
The Maryland Insurance Administration is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the Insurance Administration, please visit www.maryland.insurance.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDInsuranceAdmin or Twitter at www.twitter.com/MD_Insurance.com.
 
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