Covered California is in the process of developing agent contract terms that will govern agent duties and obligations. The Exchange hopes to release a rough draft of the contract in late January or early February 2013, with public comments to follow.
Heads Up Agents
This is a BIG deal for agents. The specific contract terms to be offered to agents will provide a true test of the Exchange board’s commitment to agent participation. Covered California did not have to include agents in the individual Exchange. It’s decision to do so surprised many and, it is fair to assume, disappointed some among the very vocal special interest groups who see agents as unnecessary middlemen at best. They can be expected to lobby for heavy-handed anti-agent rules.
We will publish the rough draft of the agent contract terms as soon as it is available.