Connector Governing Board Membership
Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be amended by inserting the following new section:-
“Section ___. Section 2 of chapter 176Q as added by section 42 of Chapter 288 of the Acts of 2010 is hereby amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(b) There shall be a board, with duties and powers established by this chapter, which shall govern the connector. The connector shall consist of 15 members: the secretary for administration and finance, or a designee, who shall serve as chairperson; the director of Medicaid or a designee; the commissioner of insurance or a designee; the executive director of the group insurance commission; 8 members appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries, 1 of whom shall be a health economist, 1 of whom shall represent the interest of small businesses, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters, 1 of whom shall represent a consumer organization, and 3 of whom shall represent the interest of employers of various geographic locations and employee size; and 3 members appointed by the attorney general, 1 of whom shall be an employee health benefits plan specialist, 1 of whom shall be a representative of a health consumer organization and 1 of whom shall be a representative of organized labor. No appointee shall be an employee of any licensed carrier authorized to do business in the commonwealth. All appointments shall serve a term of 3 years, but a person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired term. An appointed member of the board shall be eligible for reappointment. The board shall annually elect 1 of its members to serve as vice-chairperson.