Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:
1. CareFirst (10): All plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).
2. Kaiser Permanente (30): All plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).
3. United Healthcare (11): No plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).
Summary: There are 51 plans being offered by three insurance carriers for 2022 on the exchange. In 2022, 79% of the plans on the Maryland exchange cover elective abortion. All United Healthcare plans exclude elective abortion coverage again in 2022.
In 2021 there were 30 plans offered by 3 carriers on the Maryland exchange. United Healthcare joined the exchange in 2021, offering plans that excluded elective abortion coverage -- discontinuing the trend over the past several years of 100% of plans covering elective abortion on the Maryland exchange.
In 2020, 2019, and 2018, 100% of the plans covered elective abortions.
In 2017, 91% of plans on the Maryland exchange covered elective abortion. In 2016, 49% of plans covered elective abortion.
Exchange is part of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (F) or State-Run (S): S
State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No
Number of 2022 Insurance Carriers: 3
Total Number of Plans: 51
Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 40
Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion:11
Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0
Red= Covers elective abortion
Orange= Some plans cover elective abortion/Unknown
Green= Does not cover elective abortion
*Bold denotes that this Insurance Carrier is new to the 2022 Marketplace
General news regarding abortion coverage in Obamacare can be found here.
Kent County News: Maryland's Health Plan Enrollment is Open (November 3, 2021)
Healthinsurance.org: Maryland health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange (October 3, 2021)