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Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Brodie Taylor

Contact E-Mail

DOI.HBEAC@Illinois.gov

Function

The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee shall be tasked with making recommendations to the Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange concerning the operation of the exchange, and the Committee shall hold its first meeting no later than 90 days following the establishment of the Committee and shall meet quarterly thereafter. The Marketplace Director shall make a quarterly report to the Committee.

Term

Shall serve for a term of 2 years

Senate Confirmation

Yes

Qualifications

10 public members, who shall be residents of this State, the Governor shall consider the diversity of this State in the selection of the committee members

Compensation

Shall serve without compensation, and shall not be entitled to reimbursement

Composition

(1) The Director of Insurance, or the Director's designee, who shall serve ex officio and as co-chair; (2) The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or the Director's designee, who shall serve ex officio and as co-chair; (3) The Secretary of Human Services, or the Secretary's designee, who shall serve ex officio; and (4) 10 public members, who shall be residents of this State, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Governor may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Senate. The Governor shall consider the diversity of this State in the selection of the committee members. The public members shall include: (A) one representative of a statewide organization representing a majority of Illinois hospitals; (B) one representative of a statewide insurance producer professional trade association whose membership is primarily composed of individuals licensed under the Illinois Insurance Code; (C) 2 representatives of a health insurance consumer advocacy group; (D) one representative with expertise in enrollment and consumer assistance; (E) 2 representatives of health insurance issuers or issuer trade associations, at least one of which represents a State-domiciled mutual health insurance company, with a demonstrated expertise in the business of health insurance or health benefits administration; (F) one representative of a statewide association representing small business owners; (G) one representative of a statewide organization representing physicians; and (H) one academic or research professional with expertise in health insurance. (d) Members of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of 2 years, shall serve without compensation, and shall not be entitled to reimbursement. The Department of Insurance shall provide administrative support to the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee.

Chair

The Director of Insurance and the Director of Healthcare and Family Services shall serve as co-chairs

Authority

215 ILCS 122/5-24

Members

Name Member Expiration Member Since Appointed By Position Title County

Becker, Stephani

02/13/2026

02/13/2024

Governor

Member

Representatives of a health insurance consumer advocacy group

Cook

Besler, Patrick

01/05/2026

01/05/2024

Governor

Member

Health insurance issuers or issuer trade associations, at least one of which represents a State-domiciled mutual health insurance company, with a demonstrated expertise in the business of health insurance or health benefits administration.

Sangamon

Campbell, Paula

01/19/2026

01/19/2024

Governor

Member

Representative with expertise in enrollment and consumer assistance

Macoupin

Epstein, Wendy Netter

01/25/2026

01/26/2024

Governor

Member

Academic or research professional with expertise in health insurance

Cook

Kovacs, Lance J.

01/05/2026

01/05/2024

Governor

Member

Representative of a statewide organization representing a majority of Illinois hospitals

DuPage

Minzer, Laura Beth

01/05/2026

01/05/2024

Governor

Member

Health insurance issuers or issuer trade associations, at least one of which represents a State-domiciled mutual health insurance company, with a demonstrated expertise in the business of health insurance or health benefits administration..

Sangamon

Olson, Kenneth R.

01/18/2026

01/19/2024

Governor

Member

Representative of a statewide insurance producer professional trade association whose membership is primarily composed of individuals licensed under the Illinois Insurance Code

Kane

Lizzy Whitehorn

08/29/2023

Statute

Ex officio Member; Co-Chair

Director of Healthcare and Family Services or designee, who shall serve ex officio and as co-chair;

Sampson, Julie

01/19/2026

01/19/2024

Governor

Member

Representatives of a health insurance consumer advocacy group

Cook

Teresa Tudor

11/27/2023

Statute

Ex officio Member

Secretary of Human Services, or the Secretary's designee, who shall serve ex officio

Ann Gillespie

Statute

Ex officio Member, Co-Chair

Director of Insurance or designee, who shall serve ex officio and as co-chair;

Vacant

Governor

Member

Representative of a statewide association representing small business owners

Valinoti, Lila

02/13/2026

02/13/2024

Governor

Member

Representative of a statewide organization representing physicians

Cook

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