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Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board
Elected Members
Current Representative
Three persons representing small business:
1. Mary Beaumont
2. Herbert K. Ames

3. Lauren Lalicon
1. 05/17 - 05/20
2. 07/15 - 07/18
3. 05/17 - 05/20
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. 07/15 - 07/18
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3. ---
A carrier primarily in the large employer market (and its primary Board representative):

United HealthCare of NJ
Ulysses Lee
07/15 - 07/18
A health, hospital or medical service corporation (and its primary Board representative):

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
Nicholas Peterson
05/17 - 05/20
Two HMOs (and their primary Board representatives):

1. CIGNA Healthcare
2. Aetna Health, Inc
1. Susan Tully Abdo
2. Thomas Pownall
1. 05/17 - 05/20
2. 05/17 - 05/20
Statutory Members
Current Representative
Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner or Designee(s):
Brendan Peppard
Department of Health Commissioner or Designee(s):  
Appointed Members
Current Representative
Two insurance producers:
1. Gary Cupo
2. Vacant
1. 10/01 - 10/04
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One representative of organized labor:
One licensed physician:
Two members of the public at large:
1. Margaret Koller
2. Vacant
1. 11/04 - 11/07
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*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.

**The Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board regretfully announces the passing on August 16, 2017 of long-time Board member Thomas “Dutch” Vanderhoof, resulting in an unintended vacancy on the Board.  He will be missed.

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