Please note that prior to May 6, 2013, Connect for Health Colorado was known as the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (COHBE), the legal name created by SB 11-200.


  • Chair: Sharon O’Hara
  • Jay Norris
  • Marc Reece
  • Marguerite Salazar

Committee Charter

Area of Work

  • The committee is responsible for ensuring policies and their outcomes support the mission, and strategic goals of the organization.  The committee is responsible for assisting the board in:  (1) translating governmental mandates and legislation into meaningful Board policy to affect program and services (2) making strategic decisions that support the mission and ensure the mission is reflected in how policy is drafted, implemented, or supported (3) soliciting public comment and input into plans and policies, (4) identifying, evaluating and reviewing social, political and environmental trends that affect business activities and performance, and (5) reviewing proposed management policies and related action to adjust to trends and impacts to more effectively achieve the Exchange’s long-term business goals.

Future Policy Committee Agenda Topics
Upcoming Policy Topics

Monday, March 27, 2017

February Committee Minutes
Link to the 208 Commission Report:
New & Returning Survey

Monday, February 27, 2017

January Committee Minutes
Strategic Plan Draft Goals
CMS Proposed Regs

Monday, January 23, 2017

November Committee Minutes
HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018
Strategic Plan Draft Goals
Legislative Update

Documents discussed at prior meetings:

Risk Adjustment Comment Letter
Health Plan Certification Policy Framework
Memo Summarizing Committee Discussion on Bulletin and Interim Rules
Summary of Interim Final Rules
Actuarial Value and Cost Sharing Reductions Bulletin
Comment Letter from CAHP on AV Bulletin
Comment Letter from Anthem on AV Bulletin
First NPRM Comment Letter
Second NPRM Comment Letter
Comment Letter about Essential Health Benefits
Essential Health Benefits FAQs
Comment Letter on Actuarial Value and Cost Sharing Reductions Bulletin

Committee Archives

Policy & Regulations Committee Archive 2016
Policy & Regulations Committee Archive 2015
Policy & Regulations Committee Archive 2014
Policy & Regulations Committee Archive 2013
Policy & Regulations Committee Archive 2012