Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board

Washington, DC, DC
Health and Human Services

Total public member:                7          

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council         

Length of Appointment:           4 years

Residency:                               Must be a DC Resident

Paid board:                              No (all roles are voluntary)



There is established, as an independent authority of the District government, the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority. The Authority shall be an instrumentality, created to effectuate the purposes stated in this chapter, that shall have a legal existence separate from the District government.

The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX) was established as a requirement of Section 3 of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority Establishment Act of 2011, effective March 3, 2012 (D.C. Law 19-0094).

The mission of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority is to implement a health care exchange program in the District of Columbia in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), thereby ensuring access to quality and affordable health care to all DC residents.

The health care exchange program will enable individuals and small employers to find affordable and easier-to-understand health insurance and assist small employers in purchasing qualified health benefit plans for their employees. The exchange will facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans and assist individuals and groups to access programs, premium assistance tax credits and cost-sharing reductions.


Commission membership: 

The Executive Board shall have seven voting members, who shall be residents of the District of Columbia, appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council pursuant to § 1-523.01(f).  The Executive Board shall also have four nonvoting, ex-officio members, or their designees, who shall be the: (A) Director of the Department of Health Care Finance; (B) Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking; (C) Director of the Department of Health; and (D) Director of the Department of Human Services.



Individuals must be residents of the District of Columbia. If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.









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