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State Insurance Commissioner Recommends Privacy Training

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 4, 2013

The Texas Department of Insurance is proposing rules for federal health insurance exchange navigators, including criminal background checks, proof of identity and privacy training, Insurance Journal reports. Commissioner of Insurance Julia Rathgeber said the rules “address insufficiencies in federal regulations and make the training and qualifications of navigators in our state more readily apparent to consumers and service providers.” Under state law, the commissioner of insurance is required to set standards on navigators if federal standards are deemed insufficient. Meanwhile, Computerworld reports that the Healthcare.gov site, reportedly improved and secured after risks were identified, has not been fixed, according to a security expert.
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