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La. to license and regulate insurance 'navigators'

11 months ago June 13, 2014 Jun 13, 2014 Friday, June 13 2014 Friday, June 13, 2014 3:42:48 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's "navigator" organizations that get grants to help consumers enroll in insurance under the federal health care law will have to be licensed by the state.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the governor signed Republican Rep. Kevin Pearson's bill to require the licensing and registration with Louisiana's commissioner of insurance.

Navigators are designated by the federal health department. They help walk people through the complex process of buying insurance on the online marketplace. They must complete a training program to be certified with federal officials.

Pearson's bill lets Louisiana's insurance commissioner add new training requirements up to 30 hours initially and 15 hours each year thereafter. It requires navigator applicants to submit fingerprints and pass a criminal background check.

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