President Obama will meet Friday with insurance industry executives, many of whom are concerned that his proposal to allow insurers to let Americans keep their individual health care plans temporarily could disrupt the market and lead to higher premiums.

"Today CEOs from across the health insurance industry will be meeting with President Obama and senior administration officials to discuss ways to work together to help people enroll through the [federal health insurance] marketplace and efforts to minimize disruption for consumers as they transition to new coverage," wrote a senior administration official in an e-mail, asking not to be identified because the meeting had yet to take place.