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DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board to Hold Public Meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The agenda includes program updates and system integration demonstration.

WHAT/WHO: 
The Executive Board of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The agenda includes program and operational updates, a presentation from the Executive Director on a revised approach to the stakeholder and working group structure, and a System Integration demonstration by Infosys Public Service.  A copy of the agenda is attached.

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

WHEN/WHERE: 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
441 Fourth Street NW – Old Council Chambers, 1st floor

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.