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Oklahoma Adopts Emergency Navigator Rules

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has instructed the state to adopt emergency regulations to govern Affordable Care Act navigator programs...
October 17, 2014

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has instructed the state to adopt emergency regulations to govern Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigator programs. The new rules require navigators in Oklahoma to undergo a background check and submit to an inspection from the Oklahoma Insurance Department at any time. Navigators also must pay the Insurance Department an annual fee of $25 to $50.

The new rules were approved by Gov. Mary Fallin (R) and took effect Oct. 3. Doak said, "The roles and duties of navigators are very different than those of insurance agents and brokers. It's my job as insurance commissioner to make sure consumers are being treated fairly. I will take administrative action against any navigator who crosses the line and performs duties exclusive to insurance agents and brokers."

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