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Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board accepting applications

Wednesday, May 11, 2011-- Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the Office of Boards and Commissions is accepting applications for appointments to the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board through Monday, May 23.

The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board will have nine members, with the Governor appointing five members and the House and Senate appointing the other four. The majority of the board members will be individuals and business representatives who are not directly affiliated with the insurance industry.

Each person appointed to the board should have demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: (a) individual health insurance coverage; (b) small business health insurance coverage; (c) health benefits administration; (d) health care finance; (e) administering a public or private health care delivery system; (f) purchasing health insurance coverage; (g) health care consumer navigation or assistance; (h) health care economics or health care actuarial sciences; (i) information technology; (j) starting a small business with 50 or fewer employees; and (k) expert in the provision of health care service.

Interested candidates must fill out a Boards and Commissions application, attach a resume, and in a one page cover letter address his or her expertise and why they want to serve on the board. For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail boards@state.co.us.