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HHS Offers Agents Commissions in Pre-Existing Condition Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is trying to get more people to enroll in the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program by...
June 14, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is trying to get more people to enroll in the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program by lowering premiums and paying agents and brokers enrollment commissions.

Beginning this fall, HHS will begin paying agents and brokers for successfully connecting eligible people with the PCIP program. This step will help reach those who are eligible but un-enrolled. Several states have experimented with such payments with good success. This is a part of continuing HHS outreach efforts with States, insurers, providers, and agents and brokers to reach more eligible people and let them know that coverage is available.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan was created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and serves as a bridge to 2014 when insurers will no longer be allowed to deny coverage to people with any pre-existing condition. HHS also plans to ease eligibility standards and cut the cost of participating in the program.

Read more on the HHS program for pre-existing conditions: HHS Offers Agents Commissions for PCIP (HHS 5/31/11)

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