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Special beWellnm Board of Directors Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors Special Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday December 15, 2017 at Pom’s & Associates at 320 Osuna Rd NE # B Albuquerque, NM 87107. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.
 
December 12, 2017
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November Guest Speaker, Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt

Michael O. Leavitt Served as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Three-Term Governor of Utah

Albuquerque, NM – BeWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, announced today that Michael O. Leavitt will be featured as the guest speaker at the beWellnm Board of Director’s meeting on November 17, 2017. Leavitt served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush and is an expert on accountable care, government relations and insurance exchanges.
November 15, 2017

Upcoming November 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

 
The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday November 17, 2017 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North at 5151 San Francisco Rd N.E, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.
 
 
November 07, 2017
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CHRISTUS Health Plan’s Health Insurance Exchange

CHRISTUS Health Plan’s Health Insurance Exchange plans in New Mexico may not currently appear on healthcare.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the CHRISTUS Health Plan Customer Service Department at 844-282-3025.
 
November 02, 2017
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September beWellnm Board of Directors Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday September 22, 2017 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North located at 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday September 22, 2017 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North located at 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.
 
September 08, 2017
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Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday July 21, 2017 at the CNM Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.

July 11, 2017
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BeWellnm Board of Directors Welcomes First Director of Health Insurance Appointed by Obama, As Guest Speaker

BeWellnm, New Mexico's Health Insurance Exchange, is pleased to announce that Joel Ario will be the guest speaker at the beWellnm Board of Directors Meeting on July 21, 2017.
July 11, 2017

Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday May 19, 2017 at the CNM Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.

May 11, 2017
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Upcoming Annual Board Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors Annual Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday March 17, 2017 at the CNM Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.
March 06, 2017
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BeWellnm Appoints Cheryl Smith Gardner as New CEO

 BeWellnm Board of Directors today announced its decision to appoint
Cheryl Smith Gardner as the new beWellnm CEO. Smith Gardner is currently the executive
director of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace (AHIM). She brings with her more than 10
years of extensive knowledge of health insurance policy and health care reform efforts.

Prior to her time at AHIM, Smith Gardner served as director of policy and strategy for the Utah
Health Exchange during its initial launch as one of only two existing health insurance  exchanges
in the country in 2009. Utah’s Health Exchange model later served as a basis for other health
exchanges throughout the country. Her previous experience includes senior positions with top health
practice consulting firms and roles leading health care reform research, creation, implementation
and operation.

“The board and I are confident that Ms. Smith Gardner has the experience and knowledge to
successfully lead beWellnm through the rest of 2017 and into the future,” said beWellnm Board Chair
Dr. J. R. Damron. “In the time Linda Wedeen has served as interim CEO for beWellnm, the exchange
has seen steady year-over-year growth and the Board is grateful for her hard work and dedication to
New Mexico residents.”

Smith Gardner is expected to join the beWellnm team March 1, 2017. Until then, Wedeen will
continue her role as interim CEO.
 
January 30, 2017

Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday January 27, 2017 at the CNM Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.

January 18, 2017
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Upcoming Closed Special Board Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors shall hold a closed Special Board Meeting regarding limited personnel matters including (1) consideration of applicants for the position of beWellnm Chief Executive Officer and (2) the performance of the Interim CEO. The meeting shall be closed pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1(H)(2). The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 320 Osuna Road NE, Suite H, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.

December 30, 2016
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Upcoming Closed Special Board Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday December 16, 2016 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid located at 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The meeting is for consideration of limited personnel matters regarding applicants for the position of beWellnm Chief Executive Officer, and shall be a closed meeting pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section § 10-15-1(H)(2). The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.

December 15, 2016
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Upcoming Board of Director Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday November 18, 2016 at the CNM Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of beWellnm, located at 7601 Jefferson St N.E Suite # 160, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.

November 14, 2016
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BeWellnm and Office of Superintendent of Insurance to Host

BeWellnm and Office of Superintendent of Insurance to Host
2nd Annual In-Person Road Show

September 09, 2016

BeWellnm Board of Directors names Linda Wedeen as Interim Chief Executive Officer


 
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Board of Directors of beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange named Linda Wedeen as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
August 31, 2016
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New Enrollment Data Now Available

January 8, 2016 --  BeWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX), will now post enrollment data on the beWellnm website.

On January 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released enrollment metrics for this open enrollment period covering activity, including exchange plan selections, from November 1 – December 26, 2015. In order to be considered “enrolled,” sometimes called “effectuated,” individuals must pay their first health insurance premium.
 
Enrollment metrics can be found on beWellnm website’s “About Us” page http://www.bewellnm.com/about-us/enrollment metrics when made available.  
January 08, 2016
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beWellNM, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange Agenda for Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM MDT
CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

November 17, 2015

BeWellnm to Open First Walk-In Enrollment Center in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – BeWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX), announced today the grand opening of its first Las Cruces Enrollment and Assistance Center. The Center, located at 1919 E. Loman in Las Cruces, will be available for New Mexicans to drop-by with or without an appointment to learn more about their options and get help enrolling in affordable health coverage for themselves and their families through the Exchange. The Center staff is hosting a grand opening event for people to become familiar with the Center, its services and staff on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 12-2 p.m. BeWellnm is working in partnership with the New Mexico Primary Care Association to provide staffing for the location.

November 11, 2015

BeWellnm to Open First Walk-In Enrollment Center in Farmington

Farmington, NM – BeWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX), announced today the grand opening of its first Farmington Enrollment and Assistance Center. The Center, located at 1305 E. 20th Street in Farmington, will be available for New Mexicans to drop-by with or without an appointment to learn more about their options and get help enrolling in affordable health coverage for themselves and their families through the Exchange. The Center staff is hosting a grand opening event for people to become familiar with the Center, its services and staff on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 12-2 p.m. BeWellnm is working in partnership with the New Mexico Primary Care Association to provide staffing for the location.

November 11, 2015

Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR) in Albuquerque to Host Health Insurance Enrollment Event November 2

Free Assistance provided by State Certified Enrollment Counselors and Brokers in Albuquerque

November 03, 2015

OE3 October – Digital Content What is beWellnm?

BeWellnm is New Mexico’s official Health Insurance Exchange. It is a marketplace where New Mexicans can shop, compare and buy quality, affordable health insurance.

October 30, 2015
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New Mexico Second-Lowest Silver Rates only Increased 7 percent in 2016

Albuquerque, NM – BeWellNM, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) and the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) announced that plan rates for New Mexicans for the second-lowest silver plans have increased only 7 percent for the 2016 Open Enrollment Period

October 29, 2015

beWellnm Announces Start of Open Enrollment

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – BeWellnm, New Mexico’s official Health Insurance Exchange, announces open enrollment for residents beginning on November 1, 2015. beWellnm is offering free assistance to those who may need it across the state.

October 27, 2015

New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) Welcomes New Board Member Health Insurance Expert Lisa Farrell Lujan Joins beWellnm Board of Directors

Albuquerque, NM – beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, is pleased to announce that Lisa Farrell Lujan joined its Board of Directors in August 2015, with a term ending June 30, 2018. Lujan brings more than 20 years of health services and insurance operations experience.

September 22, 2015

New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange Responds to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Open Letter to Members

“Following the recent announcement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, we want all New Mexicans to know that there will still be plenty of choices for consumers looking for individual health insurance coverage during Open Enrollment this fall,” said Amy Dowd, CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX).

September 01, 2015

beWellNM, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange Announces New Board Member Insurance Professional, Eva Jean Fomalont Joins NMHIX Board of Directors

beWellNM, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) is pleased to announce that Eva Jean Fomalont will be joining its board of directors. Fomalont will provide a valuable addition to the NMHIX board, bringing more than 29 years of professional experience, the majority in the New Mexico insurance industry.

September 01, 2015

New Mexico’s State Based Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) Not Impacted by King v. Burwell Decision

beWellnm continues to offer tax credits to New Mexicans that purchase insurance through Healthcare.gov
June 25, 2015

Seven Days Left to Take Advantage of Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

Seven Days Left to Take Advantage of Tax Season Special Enrollment Period Eligible consumers have until April 30 to enroll in coverage
April 23, 2015

Período de Inscripción Especial para la temporada de impuestos disponible para Residentes de Nuevo México

Albuquerque, NM – beWellnm ha anunciado un período especial de inscripción para individuos y familias que lleguen a tener conocimiento de la multa por no tener seguro de salud cuando presenten sus declaraciones de impuestos de este año. Este período especial de inscripción será hasta el 30 de abril.
April 21, 2015

Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season Available to New Mexicans

Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season Available to New Mexicans Eligible consumers have from March 15 through April 30 to enroll in coverage
March 16, 2015

52,358 New Mexicans Sign Up for Coverage Through beWellnm

Albuquerque, NM – beWellnm announced today that 52,358 New Mexicans selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in health coverage through beWellnm as of Feb. 22, 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

March 12, 2015

New Mexicans Urged to Verify Accuracy of 1095-A Tax Forms Before Filing 2014 Taxes

Albuquerque, NM –  beWellnm has learned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent incorrect tax statements, known as Form 1095-A to some New Mexicans who had enrolled in health insurance through beWellnm in 2014.  Most people received a correct Form 1095-A, however, those that are affected by this issue may be contacted in the coming days and can expect to receive a corrected form by early March.
February 20, 2015