The California public exchange could pay small-group agents a commission of 6.5 percent during the first year that a health plan was in effect.
The commission rate would fall gradually over the next four policy years, then settle at 5 percent in the sixth policy year and later policy years.
If annualized premium for a case reached $500,001 or more in a contract year, the commission rate would fall to 1 percent for the amount over $500,001.
The managers of the Covered California Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) division have posted the agent commission schedule proposal in a board meeting packet.
Covered California is supposed to begin taking applications for 2014 coverage Oct. 1.