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Baltimore, MD -- 01/30/2015 -- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange director Carolyn Quattrocki (center) watches as Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition holds Lloyd Schlattman, 3, of Baltimore City who acknowledges Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during a press conference to urge more eligible people to sign up for affordable health care Friday, Jan 30, 2015.
Baltimore, MD -- 01/30/2015 -- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange director Carolyn Quattrocki (center) watches as Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition holds Lloyd Schlattman, 3, of Baltimore City who acknowledges Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during a press conference to urge more eligible people to sign up for affordable health care Friday, Jan 30, 2015. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Just ahead of the next open enrollment period, the quasi-governmental state agency that runs Maryland's online health insurance marketplace has named Jonathan Kromm as acting executive director.

Kromm, currently the deputy executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, was tapped by the exchange's board to replace Carolyn A. Quattrocki, who is leaving Sept. 27 to become a deputy attorney general.

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Quattrocki, who has served in several state government management roles, and Kromm, a longtime government and public health official, were brought to the exchange after its disastrous launch in 2013.

Beset by technical problems, the original online exchange created under the federal Affordable Care Act was eventually replaced. It now enrolls hundreds of thousands of people a year in private and Medicaid coverage.

The next open enrollment period begins Nov. 1.

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