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Oriole Eddie Murray to highlight health insurance enrollment

January 27, 2020 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hall of Fame Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray will join Maryland officials to highlight a new program to enable tax filers to sign up for health care on their tax returns.

The first baseman and designated hitter is scheduled to attend an event in Baltimore with Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson on Monday, as well as Comptroller Peter Franchot.

The Maryland General Assembly created the program last year to make it easier for uninsured Maryland residents to learn about their options and sign up for insurance by checking a box on their tax returns.

On new state income tax returns, filers will be asked if they have health insurance. If they don’t, they can agree to have the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange inform them about their likely eligibility for low-cost health insurance.

The exchange will follow up with information about how to enroll.