BeWellnm announces Operational changes to aid leadership transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James Korenchen
(505) 797-6671, james@jameskorenchen.com

BeWellnm Announces Operational Changes to Aid Leadership Transition

Albuquerque, N.M. (June 16, 2022) – BeWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, announces operational updates as the state prepares for a successful 2023 Open Enrollment Period in the fall. As beWellnm begins its search for a permanent CEO, it has contracted with GetInsured, the nation’s leading provider of health insurance exchange technology and customer service solutions for health and human services agencies, to provide consultative and operational support during the period of transition. The organization will provide temporary, interim operational leadership for a 10-month period and offer strategic oversight and direction to beWellnm, along with long-term recommendations for maintenance and operations.

Heather Korbulic, senior policy and strategy lead at GetInsured, will provide temporary executive leadership for beWellnm as it searches for a permanent leader. At GetInsured, Korbulic is charged with engaging local, state, and federal policymakers in developing strategies for technology-driven improvements to the provision of healthcare and other public benefits. Prior to joining the organization, she served for six years as the executive director of Nevada’s trailblazing health insurance marketplace, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (SSHIE). “The beWellnm Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome the expert interim management team from GetInsured, who will be working closely with the beWellnm team as we recruit our next CEO and maintain and operate New Mexico’s state-based exchange,” said Board Chairman David Shaw.

“GetInsured is proud to support the beWellnm team during this transition,” said Heather Korbulic, senior policy and strategy lead for GetInsured. “Our goal is to ensure that beWellnm is successful in enrolling uninsured New Mexicans in affordable, comprehensive health insurance. We will not only assist in the implementation of a smooth Open Enrollment Period, but will also provide consultation and guidance as beWellnm matures operations as a state-based exchange.”

As part of preparing for open enrollment, beWellnm is also working closely with its internal and external partners to ensure that all the 2023 healthcare coverage options are affordable and accessible to all eligible New Mexicans and include the 10 essential benefits such as doctor visits, hospital stays, maternity care, emergency room care, prescriptions, and more. Federal law and regulations provide protections against preexisting condition exclusions in health insurance coverage.

For more information on beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, visit
www.beWellnm.com or call 1-833-ToBeWell.
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The beWellnm Board Meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will be held in-person at 5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

To join the meeting (online): Board link

Public dial-in (audio): 1-415-655-0001
Access code: 2555 194 2329#

The agenda for the Board meeting will be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 120, Albuquerque, NM; and (2) on the beWellnm website, http://www.bewellnm.com/. Interested persons may also contact beWellnm at 1-505-314-5200 or by e-mail at receptionist@nmhix.com for a copy of the agenda. If an individual with a disability is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the beWellnm office at 1-505-314-5200 prior to the meeting.

Meeting dates and times are subject to change with appropriate notice.
All beWellnm Board meetings are open to the public.

If you would like to be sent meeting notices and agendas via email, please email receptionist@nmhix.com.
• Meeting minutes are available for download at:
https://www.bewellnm.com/about-us/nmhix-board-meeting-notes.