The future of some Missourians' health care will soon depend on the knowledge of federal insurance advisors, whose training takes less than a day.
Wrap: The Missouri Department of Insurance requires federal health care advisors to obtain state-issued licenses.
These advisors are trained on insurance care coverage options and help applicants select a health plans.
Navigator's train for 20 hours on-line before they are certified federally.
An official from the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents Larry Case says he has concerns over the advisor's qualifications.
|Description: "Some of these navigators may have been working at a convenience store yesterday and went and became certified to be a navigator and now they're going to be advising people and counseling them on insurance in the exchange."|
The program begins nationally on October 1st.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.
With the opening of the health insurance exchange just weeks away, Missouri lawmakers add regulations to health care advisors.
Wrap: Beginning October 1st, some Missourians will purchase insurance through the federal government's Health Insurance Exchange.
The exchange is staffed by health care advisors known as navigators.
Jeremy Milarsky the Navigator Project Manager for Primaris Health care said the advisors's would comply with the state's regulations.
|Description: "We intend to have every one of those licenses according to Missouri law."|
The new regulations include state-issued licenses and registration fees.
Some Missourians worry about the navigator system and the safety of personal information.
They also question these advisor's qualifications.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes