The board of the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange (HBX) Authority has hired Mila Kofman to be the HBX executive director.
Kofman, who has been a health policy researcher at Georgetown University, is set to take over at the exchange Jan. 2, 2013, board officials have announced.
Kofman served as the insurance superintendent in Maine from 2008 through 2011. She was appointed to that post by former John Baldacci, a Democrat.
While Kofman was the Maine superintendent, she served as secretary-treasurer for the Northeastern Zone at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). She also was chair of the Health Insurance Regulatory Framework Task Force at the NAIC and co-chair of an NAIC consumer information working group.
From 1997 to 2001, Kofman was a health policy specialist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Kofman has a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a law degree from Georgetown.