navigator http://kut.org en How to Find, Comment On Proposed Texas Rules for Health Insurance Navigators http://kut.org/post/how-find-comment-proposed-texas-rules-health-insurance-navigators <p><em>Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect the proposed rules from the Texas Department of Insurance.</em></p><p>You may have heard the term navigators lately – they’re the volunteers who can help people sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>They go through an online federal training to learn how to help people navigate the federally-run marketplace, though they can't tell anyone which plan to buy. Earlier this year, a number of agencies in Texas received almost $11 million collectively to pay for their training.</p><p>Now the Texas Department of Insurance has written proposed state rules that would add 40 hours of training and require a background check for navigators.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:01:35 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9413 at http://kut.org How to Find, Comment On Proposed Texas Rules for Health Insurance Navigators Texas Drafting Extra Requirements for Obamacare Navigators http://kut.org/post/texas-drafting-extra-requirements-obamacare-navigators <p>Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has renewed his call for additional training and privacy requirements for “navigators” that help Texas consumers sign up for health insurance through the federally-run Affordable Care Act marketplace.</p><p></p><p>This week, Abbott wrote a letter to Texas Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber&nbsp;asking her department to draft new privacy standards. In August, Abbott and 12 other attorneys general sent a letter citing privacy concerns to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius&nbsp;of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:00:53 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9138 at http://kut.org Texas Drafting Extra Requirements for Obamacare Navigators