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DENVER — The Connect for Health Colorado® Board of Directors announced today it is resuming conversations with a short list of active candidates for Chief Executive Officer of the organization after the finalist for the post withdrew from consideration because of a change of heart over relocating to Colorado.
Robert (Bob) C. Malone, who had been named as the finalist for the position, this week asked to withdraw after reconsidering relocating his family to Colorado. Mr. Malone recently moved to the New York City area, where he is originally from, after his former company, based in Lakewood, CO was sold in January.
“The board understands Bob’s decision and we wish him the continued success that brought him to our attention,” said Connect for Health Colorado Board Chair Sharon O’Hara. “We continue to see interest in the opportunity to lead Connect for Health Colorado among accomplished industry leaders. Board members and I are confident that we will be able to identify a strong executive to lead one of the country’s most successful state-based marketplaces.”
About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established in law by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011. A health insurance Marketplace built just for Colorado, it launched on Oct. 1, 2013 for individuals, families and small employers to compare and buy health insurance and apply for tax credits to help make their insurance more affordable. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or chat from expert Customer Service Center representatives; and find in-person assistance from certified Brokers, community based certified Health Coverage Guides or Certified Application Counselors. For more information: www.connectforhealthco.com