Friday, May 25, 2012

Agents Survive 2012 Louisiana Legislative Session

Louisiana's Legislative Session had the Agents of Louisiana fighting the health insurance carriers against two bills and one house resolution.  Agents ask the health carriers and the House Insurance Committee for time to allow the Supreme Court to rule and the elections in November before going to the table and negotiating a change in the commission structure.

LAHU is currently looking for those interested individuals wanting to serve on a committee to investigate balance billing and will be coming to a city near you to start the discussion on agent compensation. 

In another positive note, HB 989 passed passed by Representative Mike Huval that provides claims transparency.  This bill followed Texas law and is headed to the Governor's desk for signature.  Renee Baker of NFIB worked throughout the last year and a half to pass this legislation.  I would like to also thank Senator Robert Adley, Danny Ford of NAIFA, Cheryl Tobert of LBGH and Mary Smith of IMA.

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