5/22/2013 Comments from OnlineNavigator founder Tony Novak were featured in a May ../images/Navigator-article-Insurancenewsnet.pdf2013 article in Insurancenewsnet about the impact of health insurance navigators on the agent/broker business.
4/2/2013 The federal Department of Health and Human Services released proposed rules for navigators on the 33 state health insurance exchanges that will be run by the federal government. The proposed rules are open for public comment until May 5.
3/16/2013 Information previously included on this site related to required training and licensing of agents for the California Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) has been removed because the PCIP is no longer accepting new applicants nor licensing agent/producers.
2/18/2013 An outline of the training course for health insurance agents and brokers acting as navigators was published by CMS and reproduced at http://freedombenefits.net/universalhealthinsurance/overview-of-content-of-the-federal-health-insurance-navigator-training-program/.
1/14/2013 HR 1206 - would modify the 2010 health care overhaul law to amend the law's provision on medical loss ratios in an effort to protect the earnings of insurance brokers and agents. The House Energy and Commerce committee panel voted to advance that bill on September 11, 2012. It is still uncertain as to whether the proposal will be adopted by the full House of Representatives.
8/30/2012 Undocumented immigrants ineligible for Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan August 30, 2012