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DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board to Hold Public Meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The agenda includes program updates and working group reports.

The Executive Board of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013. The Executive Board meeting, chaired by Dr. Mohammed Akhter, is open to the general public and public comments are welcome.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
441 Fourth Street NW, South Lobby – Board of Education Chambers

Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
Access code: 647 811 611
When asked to enter your Attendee ID number just press #

The Executive Board of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority was established as a requirement of Section 6 of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority Establishment Act of 2011, effective March 2, 2012 (D.C. Law 19-0094).

The Exchange is the central mechanism created by the health reform bill to help individuals and small businesses purchase health insurance coverage. Beginning in 2014, an Exchange will be established to help consumers make valid comparisons between certified plans that have met benchmarks for quality and affordability.

The Exchange will also administer the new health insurance subsidies and facilitate enrollment in private health insurance, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). With more than 93 percent of its residents insured, the District of Columbia is second in the nation for providing health insurance coverage to its residents.