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Bill Calls for Health ‘Navigators’ to Be Licensed

Georgia lawmakers are calling for health insurance navigators, who will help uninsured state residents and businesses use the federally-operated online health insurance exchanges starting this fall, to be licensed...
February 13, 2013

Georgia lawmakers are calling for health insurance navigators, who will help uninsured state residents and businesses use the federally-operated online health insurance exchanges starting this fall, to be licensed. House Bill 198 aims to ensure navigators are savvy about the exchange and the insurance policies that will be offered to consumers. “We support any effort to ensure that individuals who may provide insurance advice to Georgia citizens are qualified to do so,” Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a statement. Under the bill, navigators would be required to go through 35 hours of training to be licensed, and they must participate in continuing education to renew their licenses.

Bill Calls for Licensing of ‘Navigators’ (Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2/5/13)

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