CHA News Article

CHBE to Discuss SHOP Policies Tomorrow

The California Health Benefit Exchange (CHBE) Board will meet Oct. 30 to discuss policy and operational issues related to the Small Employer Health Options Program (SHOP) — the small business exchange within CHBE. The board will review an issue brief on SHOP choices for employers and employees, including the extent to which each group may select a plan tier or issuer when enrolling in a small group plan offered through the exchange. The board meeting will be held in Sacramento from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with an open session beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. The board will also hear a report from Executive Director Peter Lee that will include an update on planning, legislative session results, federal establishment support and application, and other topics. The board also is expected to take action on exchange naming and branding issues. For more information and meeting materials, go to and select the “Board Meetings” tab.