NAIFA and Industry Groups Comment on HHS Interim Final Rule on Web Portal for Consumers
Lorri Ragan, Acting VP, Communications & Marketing
FALLS CHURCH, VA (May 10, 2010) — The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) has partnered with The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), and the National Association of Health Underwriters to provide comments to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding its new web portal to improve consumer knowledge regarding health insurance options.
HHS issued an interim final rule and request for comments regarding information that will be collected and displayed on its consumer web portal as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which must be available no later than July 1.
“NAIFA is pleased to provide information to HHS about the valuable role the health insurance advisor plays in helping consumers and businesses find the right health coverage for their needs,” said NAIFA President Thomas D. Currey, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF. “We look forward to working with HHS to develop language for the website to provide consumers access to local and personalized assistance.”
Read a copy of the joint comment letter at www.naifa.org/advocacy/documents/HHS-05102010.pdf
About NAIFA: NAIFA comprises more than 700 state and local associations representing the interests of approximately 200,000 agents and their associates nationwide. NAIFA members focus their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. The Association’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.