State lawmakers are calling for the licensing of health insurance navigators, who will help uninsured Georgians and businesses use the new federally-run online health insurance exchanges beginning this fall.I thought the Golden Rule was in play here.
Those with the gold get to make the rules, and since HIX will be run by the feds, using their (our) money, seems like they can set the criteria, not the local boys.
“We support any effort to insure that individuals who may provide insurance advice to Georgia citizens are qualified to do so,” Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a statement.
Under the bill, navigators would be required to go through 35 hours of training to be licensed and participate in continuing education to renew their licenses.
Also of concern, Zeldin said, is language in the bill that limits navigators to only working with people and businesses that don’t currently have insurance.
“That seems more driven by a concern that it would take a commission away from (an insurance) broker…rather than the best interest of the consumer,” she said.