Agent & Broker Resources
In order to sell Health Insurance Marketplace (ACA) products you will need to complete the CMS trainings in each state you intend to write business in. Luckily, the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) is the chosen marketplace for many states and the FFM training will certify you in all of those states.
Please use the information below to complete the required trainings. Once you are certified, feel free to submit appointment requests using the link below or the Appointment Request link in the “Independent Health Agents Marketing Forms” email you recently received.
The FFM training can be found here: https://portal.cms.gov/
The FFM (healthcare.gov) states are: AL, AK, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY
AR: Certification required – no exchange. Please visit www.nipr.com and request Arkansas certification.
- Individual Agents – Email [email protected] and request a CoveredCA account.
- Agencies – https://coveredca.com/agents/steps/agencies-of-one-or-more/ (additional training required)
CO: Follow instructions here: https://connectforhealthco.com/for-certified-brokers/
CT: Request an agent certification training account by emailing: [email protected]
DC: Follow instructions here: https://dchealthlink.com/brokers
ID: Request an agent certification training account by emailing: [email protected]
- Follow instructions here: https://kyhbe.ky.gov/
- Agent Welcome Packet and Instructions: https://khbe.ky.gov/Agents-kynectors/Documents/kynectorWelcomePacket.pdf
- Help Desk: 502-564-0104
MA: Massachusetts does not work with agents to sell individual health plans.
MD: Follow instructions here: https://mhbe.force.com/training/CustomCommunityLogin
MN: Follow instructions here: https://www.mnsure.org/about-us/assister-program/agents-brokers/index.jsp
NV: Follow instructions here: https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/brokers-agents-onboarding/
Nevada only allows NV residents to certify.
NJ: Follow instructions here: https://nj.gov/getcoverednj/home/assisters_ba.shtml
NM: Follow instructions here: https://www.bewellnm.com/getting-started/agents-brokers/
To request access email: [email protected]
NY: Follow instructions here: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/agent
PA: You need to pre-register on the PA state-based exchange and complete your PA Exchange Authority producer certification training.: https://agency.pennie.com/brokers/
RI: Request an agent certification training account by emailing: [email protected]
VT: Request an agent certification training account by emailing: [email protected]
WA: Follow instructions here: https://www.wahbexchange.org/partners/insurance-brokers. This application takes a little while to set up (3-7 days) but once you get access it goes pretty quick.
You are required to submit a $50 certification fee before your training will be loaded into your LMS account.
Once you have completed your Marketplace certification(s) feel free to request Marketplace appointments with the links below:
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