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Potential conflict for insurance agents on state exchange
San Francisco Chronicle

Here’s something consumers should know when they buy an individual health insurance policy through an independent agent advertised on Covered California: These agents get a commission when they sell a policy, and they might get a bigger commission if they sell one policy over another.

For example, Kaiser Permanente pays agents $100 per member the first year and $50 for renewals, according to Howard Golden, vice president with Brock Financial & Insurance Services in San Francisco.