The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reaching out to agents and brokers who want to work with the HealthCare.gov exchange system for the 2016 plan year.
The regular open enrollment period for 2016 is set to start Nov. 1 and run until Jan. 31, 2016.
Consumers who want to have Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange plan coverage in place by Jan. 1, 2016, are supposed to select a plan by Dec. 15.
CMS has given some information about the producer registration process for 2016 in the July issue of its agent and broker newsletter, and additional information in webinar slidedecks.
During the first two open enrollment periods, producers had to go through separate systems to get their exchange producer ID and complete exchange producer training.