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California health insurance agent attestation

Kim Morris | April 29, 2009

A new law became effective January 1, 2009 (AB 2569) which requires all California health insurance agents/brokers to submit an attestation with each insurance application. It is unclear at this point what types of health insurance are affected. For the large majority of online health insurance applications, the broker or agent has no personal contact of knowledge of the applicant and is not in a position to make any attestation about the applicant. In MedSave.com's case, we are prohibited by our operational policy from gathering or retaining any personal customer information.

While this law seems like a step backward for Californians seeking affordable health insurance online as well as a conflict with federal HIPAA law, we will comply with the California law giving responses as required under the circumstances. In no way should the attestation be interpreted as an admission that MedSave.com has any information about the applicant. A statement stating "no information available" will be included with each attestation.

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