Maryland’s Health Exchange Taps Deputy as Acting Executive Director

The head of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is stepping down later this month to become a deputy in the state’s attorney general’s office.

Carolyn A. Quattrocki, who has been executive director since June 2014, will depart September 27. Jonathan N. Kromm, the current deputy executive director of the exchange, will assume to the role of acting executive director.

From The Baltimore Sun,

Just ahead of the next open enrollment period, the quasi-governmental state agency that runs Maryland’s online health insurance marketplace has named Jonathan Kromm as acting executive director.

Quattrocki, who has served in several state government management roles, and Kromm, a longtime government and public health official, were brought to the exchange after its disastrous launch in 2013.

Beset by technical problems, the original online exchange created under the federal Affordable Care Act was eventually replaced. It now enrolls hundreds of thousands of people a year in private and Medicaid coverage.

The next open enrollment period begins Nov. 1.

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