More insurance agencies and brokerage firms are registering to connect directly with the HealthCare.gov data pipes.

Seventy firms now have the approvals they need to hook up to HealthCare.gov as Web broker entities (WBEs), or 27 percent more than were registered as WBEs in April, according to a comparison of a new WBE list with the list posted in April.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) added 16 WBEs to the new list. One dropped off the list due to an acquisition.

The number of organizations on the list increased 37 percent between December 2014 and April 2015.

New names on the list include a number of local and regional insurance agencies, such as Lynnette Warren Insurance of Oologah, Okla., and Polished Sculpture L.L.C., a Kapolei, Hawaii.

Many of the national brokerage firms, large regional brokers and broker support services companies are also on the list, but additions to the list also include Broker Source, Wellthie and Benefitstore, a unit of Benefitfocus.

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One of the new WBEs, xTeros, offers a free Web service that helps consumers shop for health coverage based on the plans’ out-of-pocket costs rather than the premiums.

The WBE list includes only WBE registrations for the HealthCare.gov states. States with state-based, state-run exchanges can choose whether or not to work with WBEs. The state-based exchanges that work with WBEs have their own, separate WBE registration processes.

To see the full WBE lists for April 2015 and August 2015, read on.

HealthCare.gov Web Broker Entity list

April 2015

August 2015

ACA Express.com ACA Express.com
Access Health Insurance (OffHealthExchange.com) Access Health Insurance (JibeHealth.com)
Access Medical Health Group Access Medical Health Group
Agility Insurance Services Acosta Insurance Group
AploQuote Agility Insurance Services
Associated Financial Group AploQuote
AXS Health Insurance Associated Financial Group
BenefitNext AXS Health Insurance
Brown Insurance Group Bayside Quote Health Insurance Agency
Careinformatics Insurance Agency BenefitNext
Connected Health Benefitstore (Benefitfocus)
Cross Employee Benefits Broker Source
Custom Benefit Consultants Brown Insurance Group
eBroker Careinformatics Insurance Agency
eHealth Insurance Services Choice Health Insurance
Extend Health Connected Health
First Family Insurance Cross Employee Benefits
Freedom Health Custom Benefit Consultants
GetInsured Dominick & Zimmer Group
Global Self Employed Association eBroker
GoHealth eHealth Insurance Services
Gravie Agency Extend Health
Health Plan One First Family Insurance
HealthCompare Insurance Services Freedom Health
HealthSherpa GetInsured
HGS Colibrium Global Self Employed Association
HoneyInsured Insurance Services GoHealth
Ideal Concepts Gravie Agency
Insphere Health Plan One
InsurexHealth (Flexible Benefit Service Corp.) HealthCompare Insurance Services
JLBG Health HealthSherpa
KSS Insurance Solutions HGS Colibrium
LinkedAgency HI-TECH Solutions
Medplan Health Exchange HoneyInsured Insurance Services
Messer Financial Ideal Concepts
Modglin & Associates Insphere
Mutual Med Insurance Services InsurexHealth (Flexible Benefit Service Corp.)
My1HR JLBG Health
Nrinsurance Kersey, Sealey, Clark & Associates
Quadrant 4 System Corp KSS Insurance Solutions
Quotit Corp. Leadco-Insureco Marketing
RX Health Insurance Agency (Connecture) LinkedAgency
SASID Lynnette Warren Insurance
Savoy Associates Medplan Health Exchange
Softheon Messer Financial
Stride Health Mintco Financial
T.I.C. (The Insurance Center) Modglin & Associates
TFA Benefits Mutual Med Insurance Services
The Insurance Center For Excellence My1HR
Tourism Telecommunications Bureau Navinsure
TrueCoverage Nrinsurance
Ubenefit (Benefit Resource) Polished Sculpture
User Health Systems (PlanMatcher) Quadrant 4 System Corp
WebInsure Benefits (hCentive) Quotit Corp.
Western Heritage Insurance Marketing Group Rabbittapp
  RX Health Insurance Agency (Connecture)
  SASID
  Savoy Associates
  Softheon
  Stride Health
  T.I.C. (The Insurance Center)
  TFA Benefits
  Tourism Telecommunications Bureau
  TrueCoverage
  Ubenefit (Benefit Resource)
  User Health Systems (PlanMatcher)
  WebInsure Benefits (hCentive)
  Wellthie
  Western Heritage Insurance Marketing Group
  xTeros