Private Web brokers have helped 896,800 Americans buy, or actively renew, federal health insurance exchange coverage for 2015, according to the Association of Web-based Health Insurance Brokers (AWHIB).
Brokers connect with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) public exchange system through the Web formed AWHIB in November.
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AWHIB relies on voluntary data submissions from its member companies. The new report covers only the business member companies placed in states with PPACA exchanges run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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The report leaves out information about the member companies’ sales of plans from state-based exchanges, such as Covered California or MNsure. It also leaves out information about brick-and-mortar brokers’ sales of HHS exchange plans or state-based exchange plans.
The report does show that AWHIB members’ account for a large share of the HHS-run exchanges’ 2015 enrollment activity.