Inaugural Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Advisory Committee to Meet December 7

Financial

DEC 02, 2020

RICHMOND – The Advisory Committee for the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange (Advisory Committee) will hold its inaugural meeting virtually at 1 p.m. on December 7. The Advisory Committee was established to advise and provide recommendations to the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) in carrying out Exchange purposes and duties. The Exchange was created by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly to be an online marketplace where qualified individuals can shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage. The Exchange also provides a small employer program where eligible employees of qualified small employers will be able to enroll in coverage.

The Advisory Committee includes five members appointed by the Governor, five members appointed by the State Corporation Commission (Commission) and five ex-officio members. As part of this inaugural meeting, the members of the Advisory Committee will elect a chair and vice-chair as well as discuss associated committee procedural matters, goals and objectives of the committee and the upcoming state-based exchange platform development project.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 7, and will be webcast at https://scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting.  If anyone from the public wishes to comment during the meeting, they must pre-register with the SCC by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, as further provided below. Public witnesses will be called by SCC staff on December 7 in the order in which they registered.

To comment during the meeting, public witnesses must pre-register by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, as follows:

  • Complete the form associated with the meeting date on the webcast page at the address noted above, and email to ExchangeDivision@scc.virginia.gov, or
  • Call the SCC at 804-371-1532 during normal business hours (8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and provide the name and phone number the Commission should dial to reach you during the meeting.

For additional information about the Exchange, visit scc.virginia.gov/pages/Health-Benefit-Exchange-(6).

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Contact: Katha Treanor, 804-371-9141