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Survey: Most Agents Think Health Moves Will Hurt

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About 88% of health insurance agents are expecting the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to drive up group health rates.

HSA Resources L.L.C., St. Cloud, Minn., says 92% of the agents it surveyed this week said PPACA would increase insurance premiums in the individual market.

In addition, 65% expect the role of the health insurance agent to decrease because of the new law, and 24% expect the role of the agent to decrease significantly.