California rate regulation bill proceeds; NAIC endorses exempting brokers from MLR;

> A bill to give California regulators the power to reject excessive health premium increases has passed a key Senate committee, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Article

> A National Association of Insurance Commissioners task force is endorsing legislation that would exempt broker commissions from the medical-loss ratio, according to NPR's Shots. Blog Post

> The Department of Health & Human Services wants to learn how well consumers understand what health plans are telling them and how well that information is communicated, the National Underwriter reports. Article

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