A judge has refused to block emergency rules governing those advising others on the new health insurance marketplace. That insurance exchange went online today.
The new state rules require background checks for advisors on the new health insurance exchange. Chancellor Russell Perkins ruled that the new dictates would not do immediate harm.
The Tennessee Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the League of Women Voters and other individuals. The suit claims the new rules are too broad and could make it difficult for advisors to help people find insurance coverage.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has defended the new rules, saying they will help protect people from fraud.
The next hearing on the lawsuit is October 9th.