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Powers and duties of board.

SECTION 133.   Said section 3 of said chapter 176Q, as amended by section 7 of chapter 96 of the acts of 2012, is hereby further amended by adding the following clause:-

(v) to enter into contracts or agreements, at the board's discretion, with state departments, agencies, commissions, authorities or political subdivisions or with any individuals, groups, nonprofit or not-for-profit corporations, organizations or associations seeking affordable health insurance; provided, however, that the connector shall serve as an agent or advisor to assist with or procure health insurance for such entities or persons. The board shall give preference to assisting nonprofit or not-for-profit corporations or individuals, groups, organizations or associations seeking the connector's assistance for populations that have been historically uninsured or underinsured.