The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) has put out a commentary summarizing what it knows about the new Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.

NAHU, Arlington, Va., has not taken a position supporting or opposing the CO-OP program, but the health producer group reports that the participants in a recent CO-OP organizer meeting seemed to be friendly to agents and brokers.

"One of the central points reiterated by various speakers at the meeting is that CO-OP plans need to work with brokers in order to be a viable option in the marketplace," NAHU says.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. 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 at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.