The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX) has two vacancies on its Standing Advisory Board and is seeking applicants to fill the positions through the existing four-year terms which expire in November 2022. Overall, Standing Advisory Board membership qualifications are outlined below. For these two vacancies, candidates are needed to fill the qualification categories of health professional and commercial sector health plans. Candidates that fulfill those qualifications are encouraged to apply.
There are also up to three openings for full terms in the qualification categories of health insurance broker, health insurance consumers, Exchange consumers, and disease and demographic-specific advocacy groups. Candidates that fulfill those qualifications are also encouraged to apply for four-year terms that will begin in November 2019.
People interested in serving should complete this application, attach an optional cover letter and resume and email all of this information to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Board Business Operations Working Committee which will recommend candidates to the HBX Executive Board for appointment. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2019.
BACKGROUND ON THE STANDING ADVISORY BOARD
The Standing Advisory Board was established pursuant to the Health Benefit Exchange Establishment Act of 2011 (DC Law 19-94). The Executive Board of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority established the nine-member Standing Advisory Board with staggered terms on November 14, 2012. The Executive Board solicits recommendations and consults with the Standing Advisory Board with regard to any policy or operational issue within the executive board’s discretion.
As examples, the Standing Advisory Board has provided input on a number of important issues including: the creation of one big marketplace for the individual and small group markets in the District of Columbia; a prohibition on tobacco rating; and the addition of new exceptional circumstances that provide qualifying individuals access to a special enrollment period to obtain health coverage.
Qualifications for the Standing Advisory Board Membership include being a resident of the District of Columbia and having expertise in at least one of the following categories:
- Health professionals;
- Health insurance consumers;
- Disease and demographic-specific advocacy groups;
- Commercial sector health plans;
- Public sector health plans;
- Health insurance brokers;
- Health care consumer interest advocacy;
- Health care foundations;
- Exchange Consumers; or
- Such other interests considered necessary.