The NAIFA Launches a Micro-site Covering the Affordable Care Act

Lake Charles, Louisiana-based Steve Blount, a seasoned insurance professional, owns and operates PRC Professional Retirement Consultants, LLC, a full-service firm offering independent financial, tax, and business advice. At PRC, Steve Blount and his team offer a variety of insurance plans and estate conservation services for individuals and businesses. The author of The Spirit of Success, Mr. Blount actively served in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

In August 2013, NAIFA rolled out a micro-website (www.naifa.org/advocacy/aca) for health care insurance agents, brokers, and employees. The micro-site details the rules and regulations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obama Care, and examines how each component of the new law affects industry groups as well as consumers.

According to NAIFA executives, the new micro-site offers members and their clients background materials and information on specific areas of the law, such as insurance marketplaces and individual mandates, and helps them adapt to policy-related changes. Some NAIFA members refer their consumer clients to the website with any questions beyond their immediate expertise. Agents and brokers are also able to use the site to provide their clients with informed opinions on plan options and coverage types.

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