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Exchange Board Discusses Small Business Health Care Decision Making

The California Health Benefit Exchange (CHBE) Board met Dec. 20 to review and discuss a number of issues, including a report on small business owner behavior and decision making in offering and purchasing health insurance benefits for employees. The report was presented by Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), which conducted research with funding from the California Endowment. PCV reported that although small business owners in the state are not very aware of CHBE, they are likely to participate in the exchange once they learn more about it. Currently, 3.5 million Californians get their insurance through the small group market and another 2 million are uninsured but work for small businesses. A copy of the presentation is attached. Contact: Anne McLeod, (916) 552-7536,