The National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to preserve the role of professional health insurance agents and brokers as advisers and advocates. The National Association of Health Underwriters praises the NAIC for the move.

“This action taken by the NAIC makes great strides in the battle to ensure all Americans have access to health insurance professionals as they navigate the complicated laws and regulations resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” says Janet Trautwein, CEO of NAHU. “The commissioners recognize the ‘essential’ role health insurance professionals play in protecting the health and financial well-being of Americans, as well as how the ill-advised medical loss ratio measures prevent these licensed professionals from effectively assisting consumers in making educated decisions about their coverage needs.

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