State-based exchange boards are still poring over plan enrollment charts, but they're also spending more time on budget and operations presentations.

Some of the exchange programs that held board meetings this week include the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority, Minnesota's MNsure, Nevada's Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, and Cover Oregon.

A few months ago, many state-based exchange boards focused heavily on picking website names, fine-tuning exchange plan benefits requirements and addressing demands for translating their websites into Chinese, Russian and Navajo.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.