A think tank health policy analyst and the head of a group that represents young adults will be responsible for representing consumers in National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) proceedings in the coming year.
Sarah Lueck, the analyst, works at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington.
Aaron Smith is co-founder and executive director of Young Invincibles, Washington. Smith recently testified at a Senate hearing on concerns about benefit levels and marketing practices at some limited-benefit “mini med” health insurance programs.
Lueck and Smith will succeed Kevin Lucia of Georgetown University and Wendell Potter, a former health insurance company public relations executive who has become skeptical of the motives of health insurance companies, as “funded representatives” at the NAIC, Kansas City, Mo.
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The 18 funded representatives are supposed to try to give consumers a voice in NAIC efforts to guide the development of state insurance laws and regulations.