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Director of Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) to Make Presentation Before DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board Wednesday, November 28

Monday, November 26, 2012
The agenda also includes board action on Navigator Program recommendations, presentation and public comment on SHOP employer selection and discussion of additional HBX advisory boards.

WHAT/WHO: 
The Executive Board of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority will hold its regularly scheduled meeting. A special presentation from Gary Cohen, Director of CCIIO (The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) will head the agenda. 

Other agenda topics include:

  • Navigator Program recommendations from the Marketing and Consumer
    Working Committee for adoption by the Board
  • SHOP Employer Selection presentation outlining the Employer Reference Plan model as the primary model of employer contribution for small group employers in the District SHOP Exchange and the feasibility of permitting a defined contribution model for employer contribution
  • Presentation on additional HBX Advisory Boards, as authorized by legislation, to advise the executive board on a variety of topics related to the establishment of the Exchange and to ensure adequate stakeholder representation, input and involvement

Public comments are welcomed at the Executive Board meeting, chaired by Dr. Mohammed Akhter, and is open to the general public.

WHEN/WHERE:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
DC Department of Health - 899 North Capitol Street, NE – Suite 406
(Accessible via the Union Station Metro Station)

BACKGROUND: 
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