Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect the proposed rules from the Texas Department of Insurance.
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.
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.
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.