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When Bruce J. McCubbin reviewed his company's health benefits last fall, he had some new information to consider - Maryland's first-ever HMO report card.
McCubbin, director of human resources at Von Paris Moving and Storage in Howard County, looked over the new information and echoed an opinion expressed by health benefits officials statewide - while the report was a good first effort, it didn't have a major impact on his company's health plan decision.
"I found it useful, but it didn't address some of the issues I was most concerned about," McCubbin said.
State and health-benefits officials didn't expect the report cards on health maintenance organizations to make a big splash on the market when they came out last October. In the next three to five years, though, the report cards are expected to change how Maryland businesses …