Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Agents/Brokers: 1 Day Left to Sign-up (August 31): 2017 Walmart Marketplace Open Enrollment Opportunity

Tomorrow (August 31) is the last opportunity for agents and brokers to sign up to enroll consumers in Marketplace plans in Walmart stores.  Last year during Open Enrollment 2016, agents and brokers enrolled consumers in Marketplace plans at a variety of retail locations, including Walmart stores across the country. The opportunity to be in Walmart stores will be available again this year during Open Enrollment for 2017.

In order to participate in this Walmart event, you must hold a valid state license and be trained and registered to participate in the Marketplace for 2017. Click here for more information on how to complete plan year 2017 registration and training in order for you to be able to assist consumers with enrolling in Marketplace plans for Open Enrollment this year.

To learn about this Walmart opportunity and to indicate your interest in participating, click here. As other opportunities arise, we will keep you informed.

Thank you for participating in Marketplace Open Enrollment this year!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Selling To Different Personalities

What does it take to present your idea to your audience? How do you get them to really hear you?
Learn the different personalities and how to tailor your message to hit home every time.

Selling To Different Personalities

Monday, August 1, 2016

Plan year 2017 Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) agent and broker registration and training is now available on the CMS Enterprise Portal.

Training is offered by CMS on the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS), and through two CMS-approved vendors:
CMS-approved vendors are required to cover, at a minimum, the same topic areas as are covered in the CMS training, and may be able to offer you continuing education unit (CEU) credits, depending on the state in which you are licensed. Vendors may charge a fee for taking their training. As in previous years, the MLMS training is free. Agents and brokers must access both the MLMS and CMS-approved vendor training via the CMS Enterprise Portal.

If you successfully completed FFM registration for plan year 2016, you are eligible to take a streamlined Refresher Training for the Individual Marketplace (estimated two hours for completion) via the MLMS or a CMS-approved vendor.

For a detailed description of how to complete the registration steps, please participate in one of three remaining sessions of the “Plan Year 2017 FFM Registration and Training” webinars:
  • August 3 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) for returning agents and brokers
  • August 4 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET for new agents and brokers
  • August 10 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET for returning agents and brokers
You can register for these session on REGTAP or find additional information in the “Agent and Broker Webinars” section of the Agent and Broker Resources webpage. (Registration closes 24 hours prior to each event.)  
Contact Us:
  • For information about the FFM agent and broker program, contact the Producer and Assister Help Desk via email at FFMProducer-AssisterHelpDesk@cms.hhs.gov or call the Agent and Broker Call Center at 1-855-267-1515 and select option “1.”
  • Direct questions about a client’s Individual Marketplace plan to the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.
  • Direct questions about SHOP Marketplace coverage to the SHOP Call Center at 1-800-706-7893.