Covered California Names Altman as New CEO

This week, Covered California’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jessica Altman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Altman currently serves as the insurance commissioner for the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance where she is charged with regulating Pennsylvania’s insurance marketplace, protecting consumers, and ensuring their health insurance needs are met.

Altman previously served in key roles in the Obama Administration during the early establishment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as the chair of the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority where she led the establishment of Pennsylvania’s state-based marketplace.

Altman’s appointment follows the announcement last fall that Peter Lee, Covered California’s first executive director, would be leaving after more than a decade of leading the marketplace. Altman is expected to begin in her new role in early March.

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