Health insurance marketplace Covered California announced that three of its largest carriers – Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross – will increase the amount they pay to insurance agents by an estimated $22 million annually.  

Agents, who provide independent assistance to people seeking health care coverage in the individual market, will have their payment increase take effect at the start of 2022, benefiting more than 10,000 of them in the state.  

The increased compensation will come at no additional cost to consumers, as Covered California agents are paid through monthly premiums that the carriers receive.  

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