WASHINGTON BUREAU — The Professional Health Insurance Advisors Task Force at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has endorsed H.R. 1206, a U.S. House bill that calls for removing agent commissions from medical loss ratio (MLR) calculations.

Task force members decided to support the bill Thursday during a conference call.

The NAIC formed the task force in November 2010. The head of the task force, Kevin McCarty, the Florida insurance commissioner, declined to comment on the task force recommendation.

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