The Role of Brokers in Healthcare Reform
- October 1, 2013
- Category: Article
Brokers in general are middlemen between buyers and sellers of goods or services. In the case of healthcare, brokers bring healthcare providers together with individuals and businesses. Because they are involved in many similar transactions, brokers bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to the purchasing process. For example, the gathering of information to develop a quote, knowledge of the best plan options for you and the review of plan options, are an important part of the process.
The Role of Brokers with Exchanges
Agents and brokers will be permitted to become exchange “navigators,” but must meet state requirements for these roles. Our firm has completed all the necessary training to help our clients navigate the Exchange. All Agents must meet Department of Insurance license standards that include training requirements. The good news is that you can select plans outside the exchange as well, and we are prepared to offer options.
As of this date the exchange is not set up to meet all the needs of individuals and businesses. We can provide you with education and information about all your options.
The Benefits of Using Turner Wood & Smith Insurance for Your Benefits Needs
- We provide education about the availability of all health plans.
- We provide impartial information about enrollment in qualified plans.
- We facilitate enrollment in qualified plans.
- We help people in resolving problems with their health plan.
- There is no additional cost to individuals or businesses.