Even though legislation intended to ease the pain of broker commission cuts due to the Affordable Care Act’s medical-loss ratio changes has flopped on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Health Underwriters’ CEO said Monday that their lobbying efforts on the matter have elevated the benefit broker and agent image in Washington.

Speaking at the group’s annual convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., Janet Trautwein said she is more proud of their work on the MLR bill than any other legislation or regulatory changes they were able to advance in the last year, including a bill that passed the House to change the definition of a full-time employee under the ACA.

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