The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) is trying to draw voters' attention to a consumer intervention provision in Proposition 45, a state health insurance rate review authority ballot measure.

Supporters are billing Proposition 45 as a referendum that would give the California state insurance commissioner the authority to deny or change health insurers' applications for rate increases for individual and small-group medical coverage.

The consumer intervention provision, which would add Section 1861.17(c) to the California Insurance Code, would "allow "a proceeding pursuant to the authority of subdivision (a) of Section 1861.10."

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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.