The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) public exchange in California might give exchange agents a chance to grade carrier support for agents. 

The staff of the exchange, Covered California, went into a board meeting scheduled for today with a draft individual market health plan contract that includes detailed agent support provisions.

If the board adopts the contract as written, it will apply to insurers that sell qualified health plan (QHP) coverage, or coverage that makes the insureds eligible for PPACA exchange plan subsidies, through Covered California in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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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.