Health insurance agents and brokers are mobilizing to persuadeCongress to get producer commissions out of health insuranceminimum medical loss ratio (MLR) calculations.

The groups girding for battle over the new MLR rule include theNational Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), Arlington, Va.;the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors(NAIFA), Falls Church, Va.; the Council of Insurance Agents andBrokers (CIAB), Washington; and the IndependentInsurance Agents andBrokers of America (IIABA), Alexandria, Va.

"NAHU is concerned that this rule will lead to severe marketdisruption in the individual and small-group health insurancemarkets," NAHU Chief Executive Janet Trautwein says in astatement.

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