Commenting on draft Affordable Care Act rules, AHIP executives Daniel Durham and Gregory Gierer have urged HHS to prioritize flexibility. Discussing broker compensation rules, the AHIP officials pointed out that brokers may end up playing different roles inside exchanges compared with outside. "We support a level playing field between the inside exchange market and the outside market including approaches to broker compensation that do not have the intent of favoring either the exchange or the outside market," they wrote. "Therefore, any requirements related to broker compensation need to allow for flexibility to adapt to these considerations, and accommodate the fixed costs already being required."
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