When the National Association of Insurance Commissioners decided last Sunday to delay action on throwing their support behind a bill that would exclude broker commissions from health reform’s medical loss ratio calculations, the move was met with mixed reviews, but by no means signals an end to the effort, say insiders.

The NAIC’s Professional Health Insurance Advisors Task Force, led by Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, is postponing a decision on whether or not to endorse the Access to Professional Health Insurance Advisors Act of 2011, sponsored in Congress by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.), for at least a month to gather more information on the MLR issue.

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