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Administration Guiding Health Shoppers to Agents

People seeking to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are encouraged by the Trump administration to use insurance agents and brokers. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that...
November 14, 2017

People seeking to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are encouraged by the Trump administration to use insurance agents and brokers. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that people using agents in 2016 were less likely to be uninsured and less likely to have income low enough to qualify for Medicaid.

In California, agents enrolled 47 percent of the people who had coverage this year through the state-run insurance marketplace, while nonprofit navigator groups generated about 3 percent of enrollment, according to the agency that runs the state marketplace.

A bulletin issued by the Trump administration said agents and brokers who are registered with the federal marketplace can “get sales leads” and new clients.

 

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