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, January 23, 2017

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

October Committee Minutes
Board Advisory Group Standard Operating Procedures
SEP Verification
SEP Survey Construct
Post-Election 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

September Committee Minutes
Broker Relationship and Compensation Policy
Broker Policy
Cascadia Concept Paper
Strategic Plan Draft Goals

Monday, September 26, 2016

August Committee Minutes
Strategic Plan Options Review Technology Roadmap Timeline
Summary of Proposed Rules and Guidance

Monday, August 22, 2016

July Committee Minutes
Policy Committee Topics
Advisory Group Standard Operating Procedures
PerryUndem Report
Policy Committee Update
Marketing and Outreach Strategy

Monday, July 25, 2016

June Policy Committee Minutes
Policy Committee Updates
Quick Cost and Plan Finder

Monday, June 27, 2016

May Committee Minutes
Policy Agenda Topics
DRAFT Comments on SEP Interim Final Rule
OCAG OE3 report
Public Participation Policy

Monday, May 23, 2016

Policy Committee Presentation
Board Committees
Amended Board Legislative Approach
Legal Update
Feedback on Implementation of Advisory Group
Link for the CHI APTC EBNE:

Monday, April 25, 2016

March Committee Minutes
Board Legislative Approach
HB 1148 Implementation

Monday, March 7, 2016

01-25-16 Minutes
PPACA HHS NBPP for 2017 Summary Outline
Broker Policy

Monday, January 25, 2016

December 14, 2015 Minutes
CMS FAQ Residency Permanent Move
CMS Retired SEPs
Broker Policy

Monday, December 14, 2015

HHS Notice Benefit Payment Parameters
Issues to Watch
Sales Channel Award Program
CAHP Letter
CSAHU Letter

Monday, October 26, 2015

Final Policy Committee Charter
Final Board Public Policy Approach
Nondiscrimination comment letter
Committee Bill Drafts:
Broker, Open Enrollment, Employer Mandate, Eligibility
Fee Scenario Memo
Review of Board policies

Monday, September 21, 2015

ACASection1557_Nondiscrimination health programs
C4HCO Oversight Committee Bill Request 2015_
Policy Committee Charter Draft

Board Public Policy Approach Draft

Monday, August 24, 2015

DOI Revised Regulation 4-2-43
SBM Exemption Processing FAQ
Overview of Employer Appeals
Amended Board Legislative Approach
Policy Committee Charter

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

State Network Manatt 1332 State Innovation Waivers
Colorado Health Institute 1332 Waiver

Monday, April 21, 2014

Comment Letter on 2015 Standards
DRAFT CMS Comment QRS Scoring
Proposed QRS Scoring

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Modified Regulations Grid to Date

Monday, July 22, 2013

IRS NPRM on Information Reporting for Affordable Insurance Exchanges
C4HCO Summary of IRS NPRM on Information Reporting for Affordable Insurance Exchange
C4HCO Proposed Comments on IRS Reporting Requirements
Update on Delay of Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements

Friday, April 26, 2013

Proposed Comments to Navigator Standards Proposed Regulations

Friday, February 1, 2013

COHBE Summary of Proposed Regulations
COHBE Proposed Comments

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

COHBE Proposed Comments
Quality RFI Responses

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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