States electing to establish exchanges have entered a new phase: they are working to convene their governing bodies, tackle initial policy issues, and a few have hired full-time executive directors. These directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but have one thing in common: they have all stepped into the fast-paced world of ACA implementation to help build an exchange from the ground up, all by the 2013 deadline.
This State Refor(u)m webinar will feature three exchange directors from three very different states. They’ll share:
- What they’ve accomplished so far
- The challenges they see ahead
- Their top policy priorities
- How they work with other agencies and partners across traditional program boundaries
You’ll also get to know these exchange directors, the people behind one of the most-talked-about—yet currently unformed—aspects of health reform. Insurance exchanges will have a vital role in helping consumers shop for, understand, and purchase coverage. Exchanges may also shape the quality and cost of plans, and they are expected to be the source of health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. States that decide to establish an exchange will need to determine policy goals and governance structure; develop enrollment systems and IT infrastructure; and adopt plan rating, billing and other systems.
Register and tune in to learn how the featured states are addressing these challenges, and visit State Refor(u)m to weigh in with your own updates. What exchange-related issues is your state tackling? Establishing governance? Determining policy goals? Soliciting stakeholder input? Share your work so others can learn! Submit documents and comments that show your state’s progress, and webinar presenters Sonya Schwartz and Rachel Dolan may highlight your work on the webinar.