Decision looms on New Mexico insurance exchange

Created: 07/25/2014 7:14 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is trying to decide whether to continue using a federal online system to enroll individuals in health insurance plans.
The state's health insurance exchange governing board meets Friday in Santa Fe. Vice chairman Jason Sandel said he expects a decision on how to handle an upcoming round of enrollment that starts in November.
The exchange serves as a marketplace for buying medical coverage.
New Mexico has been using a federally operated exchange to determine eligibility and enroll individuals, but technical problems plagued the start-up last year.
Sandel said Thursday he wants to switch to a state-run online system for enrolling individuals. Businesses have been using the state system.
However, some board members question whether the state portal will be able to enroll individuals trouble-free.

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