Bills Would Restrict Navigators’ Activities

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has introduced two bills regarding
health insurance exchange navigators. One would require HHS to ensure, before
releasing funds, that navigators will not recommend, endorse or provide advice
regarding specific insurance plans; will not accept compensation contingent
upon enrolling consumers in a plan; and will not violate any insurance laws or
regulations. A second bill would implement policies, certifications and audits
to guard against fraud and abuse.