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Hudgens: Remove Agent Commissions from MLR

In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urged the removal of agents’ commissions from the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio rule...
March 21, 2017

In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urged the removal of agents’ commissions from the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio (MLR) rule. He believes the current MLR rule “has dramatically reduced the commissions insurance agents receive from the sale of health insurance products.”

“Neither the current law nor any reform effort will be successful unless a large number of healthy Georgians decide to sign up for coverage,’’ Hudgens writes in his letter, dated Feb. 15. “However, the previous administration had a fundamental distrust of the role agents play in the orderly delivery of health insurance.”

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