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Consumers Should Use Professional Insurance Agents for Healthcare Coverage

As millions of consumers face problems accessing the government website for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), PIA National is out with a consumer-focused press release reminding everyone that there’s another way to buy health insurance — through a Professional Insurance Agent...
October 24, 2013

As millions of consumers face problems accessing the government website for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), PIA National is out with a consumer-focused press release reminding everyone that there’s another way to buy health insurance — through a Professional Insurance Agent.

PIA’s press release notes that many independent insurance agents and brokers have already been trained and certified to assist consumers to enroll in health plans offered as part of the ACA. They can also make consumers aware of insurance choices not available through the exchanges.

“Choosing a health insurance plan is a serious matter,” said PIA National President John G. Lee. “It is a complex process that cannot be compared to purchasing a book from a website. Insurance is not a commodity. The implications of making a poor choice due to lack of adequate knowledge include paying too much or getting inadequate coverage for yourself or your family. When it comes to health insurance, making an ill-informed decision can end up costing you your life’s savings — or your life.”

“Professional agents and brokers have the training and expertise needed to advise consumers about all of their insurance choices,” Lee said. “We have always been licensed, regulated and required to carry professional liability insurance coverage. We recommend that people shopping for health insurance — or any kind of insurance — make the smart choice and not leave anything to chance. Consult a local ACA Certified Professional Insurance Agent.” Read the full PIA press release here.

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