Health insurance agents are trying to get California to set new rules for health carrier contracts.
The California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) has joined with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal) and the California chapter of the National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA California) to back a new state bill, Assembly Bill 1163.
Assembly member Freddie Rodriquez, D-Pomona, Calif., introduced A.B. 1163 last week.
Jeff Miles, a California agent, told LifeHealthPro.com around the same time that he and other agents were trying to find ways to change current health carrier producer compensation practices without violating antitrust laws.
In recent weeks, several insurers have said that they were trying to moderate sales of unprofitable health coverage by suspending sales in some markets or by reducing sales commissions.
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In California, one insurer made changes to its health agent agreement with only 48 hours of advance notice, according to CAHU.
For more about A.B. 1163, keep reading.