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Oral Arguments Set in Missouri Navigators Lawsuit

The ongoing lawsuit regarding navigator licensure in the state of Missouri is set for oral arguments in the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, January 15, 2015...
December 16, 2014

The ongoing lawsuit regarding navigator licensure in the state of Missouri is set for oral arguments in the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, January 15, 2015. It is expected that legal counsel for the PIA-affiliated Missouri Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) will request time before the judges' panel to present arguments on behalf of agents.

MAIA filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in support of overturning an injunction issued by Missouri's U.S. Western District Court against Missouri's law requiring a state license to serve as a navigator to help consumers sign up for coverage through the state's health insurance marketplace. Although the ruling only applies to Missouri law, it could have major implications for other states that have passed similar laws or regulations.

Regarding the original Missouri injunction, Larry Case, executive vice president of MAIA, said it eliminates any meaningful oversight for navigators and flies in the face of state regulation of insurance. PIA National supports MAIA's action in fighting the injunction.

Missouri Agents File Brief to Lift Injunction Against Navigators Law (May 14, 2014)

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