In mid-August, Patty Fontneau, the chief executive officer of Connect for Health Colorado, left her post to take a job with Cigna. ¶ It was the latest controversy in a far-from-perfect year for Colorado’s state exchange and Fontneau both: there was a great deal of criticism surrounding the compensation plans for Fontneau and other executives; and in March, a mid-level manager for the exchange, Christa Ann McClure, was forced to resign after allegations of theft and fraud surfaced—allegations made by a previous employer in Montana.

“We set three models—one at 75,000, one at 136,000, and our high-level model is 200,000 people enrolled,” Davis notes. “We hit our mid-level model in late June, so we’re really proud of that.

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