2011 Advisory Committee Reports

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2011 required the MHBE to conduct studies of six policy issues and to create four advisory committees to provide stakeholder input into these studies. The advisory committees met statewide throughout the fall of 2011 and included 66 diverse stakeholders representing industry and community organizations. Consultants facilitated a series of sessions for each of the four advisory committees during which a structured process resulted in the development of six reports that analyzed policy options for the Board to consider.

The following reports were presented during public meetings with opportunities for comment and testimony:

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2011 required the MHBE to conduct studies of six policy issues and to create four advisory committees to provide stakeholder input into these studies. The advisory committees met statewide throughout the fall of 2011 and included 66 diverse stakeholders representing industry and community organizations. Consultants facilitated a series of sessions for each of the four advisory committees during which a structured process resulted in the development of six reports that analyzed policy options for the Board to consider.

The following reports were presented during public meetings with opportunities for comment and testimony:

Finance and Sustainability Advisory Committee Report to the Board
Financing the Exchange Report (Wakely Consulting)

Enrollment and Consumer Assistance

Navigator and Enrollment Advisory Committee Report to the Board
Study of Navigator Program and Consumer Assistance (Manatt Health Solutions)
Final Report on Advertising and Outreach (Weber Shandwick)

Small Business

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange Advisory Committee Report to the Board
Analysis of Key Maryland SHOP-Related Policy Options (Institute for Health Policy Solutions)

Operation and Market Rules

Operations and Insurance Rules Advisory Committee Report to the Board
Exchange Operating Model (Wakely Consulting)
Report of Market Rules and Risk Selection for the State of Maryland (Government Human Services Consulting)
The findings were considered by the Board when preparing the policy brief that was delivered to Governor O’Malley and the Maryland General Assembly on December 23, 2011 outlining the Recommendations for a Successful Exchange These recommendations were incorporated directly into the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2012 (2012 bill).