About half of the kinds of politically aware health insurance agents who belong to agent groups may be thinking about selling public exchange coverage.
When the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors conducted a survey of 600 health agent members two weeks ago, it found that 56 percent of the health agents who responded expect to be selling Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange plans this fall.
About 54 percent of the NAIFA health agent members who participated in the survey live in states in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is running the exchange program.
In those states, 50 percent of the health agents who want to sell exchange plans already have gone through the CMS exchange agent training program.
Another 29 percent of the health agents in the CMS exchange states plan to take the CMS exchange agent training soon.