Affordable Care Act Enrollment Kickoff (Photos & Video)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Interfaith Works Executive Director James Mannarino, Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, Montgomery County Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia to kick-off the the start of enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They were joined on Oct. 1 at the Rockville Town Square by representatives from many faith-based organizations as well. You can watch their press conference in its entirety here:

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HHS Busy Helping Residents Meet Open Enrollment Deadline (VIDEO)


With the deadline fast approaching, Montgomery County Health and Human Services case workers have been busy assisting an influx of residents who need help applying and navigating the health insurance open enrollment process. County Cable Montgomery’s Lorna Virgili  reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about the County Council’s review of the Montgomery Village Master Plan, open enrollment for healthcare, the upcoming Women’s Legislative Briefing, and a recap of a legislative briefing in Silver Spring, a local nonprofit’s plans to relocate from Brookeville to Boyds […]

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Enrollment in Maryland Health Insurance is Now Open (VIDEO)

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Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is now open. Adults 18 through 64 years of age must have health coverage. The qualifying uninsured may pay a tax penalty for not purchasing health insurance. Learn more in this short video: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Leventhal News Briefing (VIDEO)

George Leventhal June 29

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters Monday morning for a news briefing during which he discussed the Purple Line; recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care act; and the county’s financial status. You can watch the entire news conference here:

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Health Insurance Enrollment To Start Soon

Linda Cornelius

Interfaith Works, a nonprofit that works with more than 165 congregations in Montgomery County, had volunteers at the World of Montgomery Festival to help people become aware of the open season to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment begins on Nov. 15. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Linda Cornelius, a lead navigator at […]

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Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment (Video)

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Nearly half of the total enrollees in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange are from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. More than 32,000 residents from these two counties were enrolled in qualified health plans as of the end of May.

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Five Things You Need to Know Today, March 31


Here are five things you need to know today, March 31, in Montgomery County: 1. A retaining wall collapsed in Gaithersburg on Sunday and two nearby Kentlands homes were evacuated and a portion of Quince Orchard Road remains closed in case of a mudslide. 2. Kindergarten orientation begins in Montgomery County Public Schools this week. […]

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Women's History Month Profile: Stephanie Cohen


In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling influential women who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County in various ways.  Read below to learn more about Stephanie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Golden & Cohen, a benefits consulting company based in Gaithersburg, Md. Cohen was appointed in 2011 to serve on an Advisory Committee for […]

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County Council to Hold Another CIP Hearing and More

Ike Leggett on keeping young people

The Montgomery County Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, will hold the third session of a public hearing on County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget and his proposed FY 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The CIP is a six-year plan for funding major projects. The public hearing will be […]

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GGCC to Hold “Affordable Care Act” Seminar

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host a seminar on the Affordable Care Act for its members and the community on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. at the Highlands at Germantown, 20260 Goldenrod Lane in Germantown. It’s 2014 and the Affordable Care Act is HERE! Join us at our “Affordable Care Act” Seminar […]

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Laura Rowles

About Laura Rowles

Laura is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce - a member-based organization of businesses that have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial and industrial progress in our communities. The area's economic well-being is a result of the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. The Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area. My position at the Chamber - Director of Events & Marketing - affords me the opportunity to plan quality events for our Members and market the Chamber is a variety of avenues. At the GGCC, we typically have around 30 events each year including: breakfasts, lunches, after-five's, ribbon cuttings and special events. The consensus is we have high quality events with good energy. In 2012, we had over 2,040 people visit our events. Most our events are free to Members so securing sponsorships for all events. Additionally, I am responsible for planning networking, overseeing the budget and marketing of all events in order to make them successful. Lastly, I coordinate all marketing and communication efforts of the GGCC including weekly email blasts, its quarterly newsletter, all social media platforms, media relations and community outreach. Laura authors the blog Your Success is Our Business on MyMCMedia.


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