The Exchanges Subgroup at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has approved a draft white paper that compares the roles navigators and producers might play in a new system of health insurance exchanges.

The subgroup made the decision recently during a conference call.

If the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) takes effect as written, it will create a system of state-supervised health insurance distribution exchanges that will help individuals and small groups buy health coverage.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.