Some of the first signs of momentum regarding agent involvement in the State and Federal Health Exchanges are discussed in the following articles.
The second most asked question asked of me, by agents, is “Do you see a role for us when the exchanges go into affect?” (the first is “What do I think commissions will be reduced to in the Individual market?”). Logically, I see a role for agents due to how confused consumers are now. I think that role becomes even more important once consumers try to understand the complex new legislation, which will include coverage requirements, tax credits and state exchanges. Unfortunately, logic doesn’t necessarily apply with our elected officials, so stay tuned.