NAIFA Blog

Proposed Legislation Highlights the Importance of Agents to Consumers Seeking Health Insurance

July 8, 2014

Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) will introduce a pair of NAIFA-supported bills to ensure health insurance consumers have greater choice and continued access to advice and services of professional insurance advisors. “Sen. Landrieu, along with many of her colleagues in Congress, knows the vital role agents and brokers play as they help Americans understand their health insurance options and obtain quality, affordable coverage,” said NAIFA President John Nichols. “The CHOICE Act and the Enhan...

NAIFA Urges CMS to Withdraw Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans

February 26, 2014

NAIFA has  submitted comments  urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to withdraw proposed regulations that would fundamentally alter Medicare Advantage plans and the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Of particular concern to NAIFA is a section of the CMS proposal that would change the rules for agent and broker compensation and likely reduce consumer access to professional advice on Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. Currently, for the first five years a Medicaid ...