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No More Phony CA Health Exchange Web Sites - CA AB 1761

We've all seen them.  Web sites touting themselves as the "California Health Exchange" or something similar.  Some provide a disclosure (usually at the bottom and often in small type) that the site is, in fact, an insurance agent's web site and is in no way actually affiliated with the 'real' CA Health Benefits Exchange.  Lately I have seen a couple with no disclosure at all.  
Well, that party is now over in California and those of us who have been following the HBEX (Health Benefits Exchange) knew it was coming.  
On September 30, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law California Assembly Bill 1761.  The bill, now law, prohibits agents (and other entities) from claiming any affiliation with the CA HBEX as well as any advertising including social media that makes any such claim.  It is now against the law in California for an agent or agency to pretend that they are somehow representing or affiliated with the California Health Exchange.
From AB 1761: (j) Holding o…