Health Benefit Exchange advisory board forms panels to help draft application Kentuckians will use to obtain health insurance

At its first meeting yesterday, the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Advisory Board created committees: Behavioral Health, Dental/Vision, Education/Outreach, Navigator/Agent, Qualified Health Plans and Small Business, reports Jodi Mitchell of Kentucky Voices for Health. (Illustration from The Lane Report)

Exchange officials urged the Navigator, Qualified Health Plans and Small Business committees to meet immediately to provide feedback for the draft of the insurance application that must be filed with the federal government by Nov. 16. The Navigator Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 at the exchange offices at 12 Mill Creek Park, off Millville Road near Frankfort.

Anyone interested in serving on the committees is asked to email as soon as
possible.  Meetings of the committees will be posted on the Cabinet for Health and Family Services open-meetings site and will soon be available on a new exchange site. The next full meeting of the Advisory Board will be Oct. 25 at
1:30 p.m. at the exchange offices.

More information on state exchanges, which will serve as marketplaces for health insurance under the federal reform law, is available here.

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