As interest groups talk about navigators and armies of volunteer enrollers, public exchanges and financial services companies are focused on setting up commercial exchange plan distribution networks.
Managers of the state-based Covered California small-business exchange has created a team of four general agents to recruit retail agents for its Small Business Health Options Program plans.
H&R Block has agreed to let GoHealth create a branded website its customers can use to shop for coverage online.
The Covered California general agent team will include Claremont Insurance Services, Dickerson Employee Benefits, LISI Inc. and Warner Pacific Insurance Services.
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The GAs will provide product and sales training for the retail agents who work directly with employers with 50 or fewer eligible employees.
The general agents also will convert paper applications into an electronic format and help the SHOP exchange offer multi-carrier plan menu options by aggregating the issuers’ benefit and rate information.
The new Covered California GAs have been active players in the commercial health market.