Current Status in Establishing Exchange:
Declared State-based Exchange.
Regular legislative process.
· The Washington Health Care Authority receivedbthe Exchange Planning grant of almost $1 million and the Level One Establishment grant of approximately $23 million to be used for operational planning and to develop an information technology system for critical Exchange functions related to eligibility, enrollment and information exchange. In May 2012, the state was awarded a $127.8 million Level Two Establishment grant to fund Exchange development through December 2014.
· Small Group Plan
· EHB Benchmark Plan: Regence Innova Small Employer Plan
- Washington has received conditional approval for its state-based exchange, pending demonstrated ability to fulfill all required functions and continued adherence to current and future guidelines.
- The Exchange is governed by an 11-member board. Current appointed Board members are:
o Margaret Stanley (Chair), formerly with Puget Sound Health Alliance and Regence Blue Shield
o Steve Appel, farmer and formerly with Washington Farm Bureau
o Bill Baldwin, The Partners Group
o Don Conant, Valley Nut and Bolt and School of Business at St. Martin’s University
o Doug Conrad, University of Washington School of Public Health
o Melanie Curtice, Stoel Rives LLP
o Ben Danielson, MD, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic
o Phil Dyer, Kibble & Prentice/USI and former state legislator
o Teresa Mosqueda, Washington State Labor Council and Healthy Washington Coalition
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