CHA Attends Exchange Board Meeting; Design Options Discussed

CHA attended a California Health Benefit Exchange Board meeting Sept. 27 in Sacramento that focused on design options and goals, including a “no wrong door” service system, culturally and linguistically appropriate oral and written communications, seamless and timely transition between health programs, and how to reduce the consumer burden for establishing and maintaining eligibility. Information technology infrastructure framework options were reviewed in relation to the design goals, feasibility, efficiency and a number of other criteria. Also reviewed were draft comments in response to several proposed federal rules, as well as a legislative update and proposed 2012 board meeting calendar. The meeting materials are available at, under “Board Meetings.” Contact: Anne McLeod, (916) 552-7536,