A former president of the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) is asking colleagues to do more to save their part of the U.S. health insurance market.

Jeff Miles, who is attending the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) annual convention in New Orleans this week, says health agents and brokers should be working with antitrust lawyers to make sure they are taking advantage of every legal opportunity to defend major medical producers' turf.

PPACA now requires health insurers to spend at least 80 percent of individual and small-group revenue, and 85 percent of large-group revenue, on health care and quality improvement efforts, or else compensate the insureds by paying rebates.

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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.