Vermont’s health insurance rate review is the responsibility of the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB). The GMCB was created by the Vermont Legislature in 2011. It is an independent group of five Vermonters who, with their staff, are charged with ensuring that changes in the health system improve quality while stabilizing costs.
Nominated by a broad-based committee and appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin, the Board includes:
- Kevin Mullin, Chair
- Cornelius Hogan
- Jessica A. Holmes, Ph.D.
- Robin Lunge, J.D., MHCDS
- Maureen Usifer
For more information on Board members, see their bios.
The Legislature assigned the GMCB three main responsibilities: regulation, innovation, and evaluation. The GMCB regulates not only health insurance rates, but also hospital budgets and major hospital expenditures. The Board also innovates, testing new ways to pay for and deliver health care as part of its role in building a new system. Finally, the board evaluates innovation projects, proposals for what benefits should be included in Vermont’s new health system, proposals for funding the new system, and the effect of the new system on Vermont’s economy.
The Green Mountain Care Board wants to hear from Vermonters and continues to travel around the state to listen to your questions, ideas, and concerns.