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Issue Brief
May 2011

Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges

Advocates can help ensure that exchanges are consumer-friendly and transparent and that the plans sold in them give residents good value. These guides are for stakeholders who need to understand how to implement exchanges and how exchanges can be structured in the best interests of consumers.

  • Selecting Plans to Participate in an Exchange: A State Guide reviews the federal standards and offers specific state examples.
  • Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges: Options for Governance and Oversight discusses where exchanges should be housed, issues for good governance, and duties of a board.
  • Obtaining Exchange Funding and Achieving Consumer-Friendly Outcomes: A State "To Do" List outlines tasks states must complete to obtain federal grants.