Increasing Access to Healthcare for County Government Employees 

MACo’s 2023 Winter Conference Solutions Showcase features thought leaders and industry experts presenting resources and best practices to assist local governments. Check out this session hosted by CareFirst! 

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In its 86th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit healthcare company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.5 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2022, CareFirst invested $24.1 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety, and quality of healthcare throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit their website at and transforming healthcare page at, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram. 



Title: Increasing Access to Healthcare for County Government Employees 

Description: As county governments face the challenges of access to care, CareFirst is building solutions to help your employees get the most of their benefits, improve outcomes and ultimately reduce cost of care. With CloseKnit, employees have a convenient, affordable choice in their CareFirst provider network for whole healthcare—accessible 24/7/365 for nearly everything that ails them. Through CloseKnit’s easy-to-use app,  members can access the care they need, including preventive and urgent care services, as well as mental and behavioral health support, insurance navigation and more. Join this session to find out more about how CareFirst and CloseKnit can help county employees! 

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 

Time: 12:45 PM-1:15 PM 

Be sure to register for MACo’s Winter Conference to attend this session and many more! 


MACo’s Winter Conference, “Eye of the Storm,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD, on December 6-8, 2023. 

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