The agency that will manage the Vermont Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange program is seeking public comments on a broker compensation proposal.
The state’s Vermont Health Connect exchange system is suggesting that health insurance brokers who help exchange users should be able to collect $15 per enrolled individual or small-group employee per month in 2014.
The broker compensation fee would be the same whether an individual was buying self-only coverage, coverage for both the individual and a spouse, or coverage for the individual, a spouse and children.
In 2014, the first $5 of the monthly broker fee could be paid using federal funds.
In 2015, the broker compensation fee would fall to $10 per enrollee per month.
Comments are due June 11.
Vermont is set to require insurers to sell all new individual and small-group business through Vermont Health Connect starting Jan. 1, 2014.
The state also is preparing to ban the practice of bundling producer compensation into individual and small-group commissions.