After months of delayed action, in late May a committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners affirmed the need for a key role for producers in the coming state health insurance exchanges and the appropriateness of compensating them in several ways for their services.

The positions are stated in a report, "The Comparative Roles of Navigators and Producers in an Exchange: What are the Issues?" that was slated to go before the full association for approval on June 22. It tackles 11 questions ranging from licensing requirements to how navigators might assist in enrollment and aims to help state officials resolve the major issues concerning the roles of navigators and producers in the state exchanges under health reform.

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