HB 33: "An Act relating to health care navigators."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 33 01 "An Act relating to health care navigators." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 21.54 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Article 2A. Navigators under Federal Health Care Law. 05 Sec. 21.54.200. Navigators. (a) The director may, consistent with the federal 06 health care law, issue a cease and desist order or seek injunctive relief against a 07 navigator for violating state or federal law that relates to an exchange that is 08 established or operated in the state under the federal health care law. 09 (b) A navigator may not sell, solicit, or negotiate a policy of insurance, and is 10 not an insurance producer under this title when acting solely as a navigator under the 11 federal health care law. In this subsection, "insurance producer" has the meaning given 12 in AS 21.27.900. 13 (c) The director may, consistent with the federal health care law, adopt 14 regulations to implement this section. 15 (d) In this section,

01 (1) "exchange" means an Internet portal described in 42 U.S.C. 18003 02 and a health benefit exchange described in 42 U.S.C. 18031; 03 (2) "federal health care law" means P.L. 111-148 (Patient Protection 04 and Affordable Care Act) and P.L. 111-152 (Health Care and Education 05 Reconciliation Act of 2010); 06 (3) "navigator" means an entity established under 42 U.S.C. 18031(i).