State health exchange improving.

State health exchange improving. (October 3, 2013)

More Marylanders were able to shop for insurance on a new state exchange Thursday as technicians slowly made improvements to the system.

Maryland Health Connection opened for business Tuesday, but crashed almost immediately and has had problems all week. A logjam formed when people tried to create an account.

State health officials made some improvements to the system Wednesday night and said more than 1,000 people were able to create accounts immediately after.

Still, some complained of other problems in the system, including receiving error messages when entering basic information, such as age and marital status.

Certain functions of MarylandHealthConnection.gov will be unavailable from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. in October to continue improvements.