WASHINGTON BUREAU — State insurance commissioners who want to help health insurance agents and brokers cope with the new medical loss ratio (MLR) rules apparently have decided that a behind-the-scenes strategy has the best chance of succeeding.

A week ago, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Kansas City, Mo., looked as if it were about to support H.R. 1206, a bill introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., that would exclude producer compensation from MLR calculations.

The NAIC's Professional Health Insurance Advisors Task Force endorsed the bill June 30.

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