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Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board
Elected Members
Current Representative
Term*
Three persons representing small business:
Christine Stearns
Herbert K. Ames

Mary Ellen Peppard
05/11 - 05/17
07/12 - 07/15
07/12 - 05/17
Three carriers primarily in the small employer market (and their primary representatives):

1. AmeriHealth Insurance Company of NJ
2. Vacant
3. Vacant

1. Lilton R. Taliaferro, Jr.
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
1. 05/12 - 05/15
2. ---
3. ---
A carrier primarily in the large employer market (and its primary Board representative):

United HealthCare of NJ
Charles Cerniglia
05/12 - 05/15
A health, hospital or medical service corporation (and its primary Board representative):

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
Nicholas Peterson
05/11 - 05/17
Two HMOs (and their primary Board representatives):

1. CIGNA Healthcare
2. Aetna Health, Inc
.
1. Patrick Gillespie
2. Thomas Pownall
05/11 - 05/17
05/11 - 05/17
Statutory Members
Current Representative
Term
Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner or Designee(s):
Gale Simon
Unlimited
Department of Health Commissioner or Designee(s):  
Unlimited
Appointed Members
Current Representative
Term*
Two insurance producers:
Dutch Vanderhoof
Gary Cupo
10/04 - 10/07
10/01 - 10/04
One representative of organized labor:
Vacant
 
One licensed physician:
Vacant
 
Two members of the public at large:
Margaret Koller
Vacant
11/04 - 11/07

*Board members continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until unseated at the next election or appointment, or the member resigns. There is no compensation for service on the Board, although public members may receive compensation for travel expense.

 
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