New Mexico, In 'Seismic Shift,' Shifts To State Exchange For 2021 Plan Year

September 24, 2018
The board of New Mexico's health insurance exchange, bewellNM, voted unanimously Friday (Sept. 21) to transition from using the federal exchange platform to becoming a fully state-run exchange with a goal of having the new technology up and running for the 2021 plan year. The decision, which exchange director Cheryl Smith Gardner hailed as a “seismic shift,” marks second time in recent months that a state has opted to pull back from the federal technology that many officials say has...

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