New Mexico likely to decide health exchange plan today

Also in the news, Colorado's health exchange chief executive announced she will leave her post to become president of Cigna's private exchange business.

The Associated Press: New Mexico Set To Decide On Health Exchange Plan
The governing board of New Mexico's health insurance exchange is to consider Friday whether to continue relying on a federal online system for enrolling individuals in medical plans. Board vice chairman Jason Sandel said Thursday that he expected members to decide at a meeting in Santa Fe how to handle the next round of enrollment, which will start in November (7/24).

The Denver Post: Colorado Health Insurance Exchange CEO Patty Fontneau Leaves for Cigna
The state health insurance exchange's chief executive, Patty Fontneau, announced Thursday she will leave Connect for Health Colorado to take a job as president of Private Exchange Business for Cigna. She will leave her post in mid-August. The exchange's board of directors said they plan to name an interim CEO within a week. (Draper, 7/24).

Health News Colorado: Exchange Boss Resigns To Join Cigna
Patty Fontneau, the executive who has been synonymous with Colorado's health exchange and both its successes and shortcomings, is leaving to join the insurance industry. Fontneau announced Thursday that she will resign as CEO and executive director of Connect for Health Colorado in mid-August. She plans to join Cigna where she will become president of its private exchange business (McCrimmon, 7/24).

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