Georgia has received a Planning Grant to build its Affordable Insurance Exchange.
A summary of Georgia’s application is provided below:
State Planning Grant
Awarded September 30, 2010
Administrator: Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
Amount Awarded: $1,000,000
- Form an Exchange Work Group to carry out the activities of the Georgia Health Benefit Exchange Feasibility Study. An Exchange Advisory Committee will also be formed with broader representation from key State agencies and stakeholder groups.
- Gather stakeholder input through an advisory committee, large group meetings to educate and inform stakeholders, focus groups, and web-based surveys. Website and email notices will be used to keep stakeholders and the general public informed.
- Determine whether or not Georgia should establish an Exchange and the implications of doing so on insurance markets both in Georgia and nationally.
- Provide recommendations on governance structure and regulatory changes required to establish as Exchange to decision makers.