Maryland Insurance Commissioner Takes Regulatory Action In Advance Of Hurricane Florence
BALTIMORE – In light of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency yesterday, Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. today temporarily lifted insurance restrictions on when prescription medications can be refilled at pharmacies within the state. He also temporarily lifted restrictions on the replacement of durable medical equipment or supplies, eyeglasses and dentures.
Commissioner Redmer issued the following bulletin today:
“Consumers should check their prescriptions and take steps today to obtain refills or medical supplies, if needed in advance of Hurricane Florence. Roads may be impacted by hurricane-related issues,” said Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. “By temporarily lifting insurance restrictions, we are allowing consumers to prepare in advance of the storm.”
The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is available to assist individuals impacted by the forecasted storm. The MIA can be reached at 410-468-2000 or 1-800-492-6116.
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