Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1795 by Watson (Relating to the regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Insurance Code relating to the regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges. The bill would require the insurance commission to determine the standards and qualifications for health benefit exchange navigators. The bill would prohibit navigators from using certain advertising methods, from receiving compensation from a health benefit plan issuer, and from providing certain services unless they are a licensed agent.
Based on information provided by the Texas Department of Insurance, it is assumed that any costs associated with the implementation of this bill would be absorbed within existing staff and resources.
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