COLUMBUS — State Senator Kevin Bacon today offered sponsor testimony on his legislation that seeks to provide accountability standards for health insurance navigators. Under the federally mandated health insurance exchange, navigators are charged with helping people find and purchase health insurance. Bacon appeared before the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee, of which he also serves as vice-chairman. 

“Health insurance navigators will be working with a wide variety of Ohioans, so it is essential that there is proper oversight of these professionals,” Bacon said. “By requiring navigators to have the appropriate training and education, consumers can have confidence in the guidance and advice they receive.”

 Under Senate Bill 9, the regulation of navigators rests with the Ohio Department of Insurance. Navigators would be held to many of the same consumer protection standards as insurance agents, including training and continuing education requirements. More information about Senator Bacon’s bill can be found here.

 
 
 
  
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