CMS has just released a useful guide to help navigate the health insurance marketplace.
- Starting October 1, 2013, consumers in all states will be able to choose new affordable health insurance options through a new Health Insurance Marketplace. Some states are setting up a State‑based Marketplace, other states will work with the federal government in a State Partnership Marketplace and the remaining states will have a Federally‑facilitated Marketplace.
No matter what state they live in, consumers can get help as they apply for and choose new insurance options. You can help provide that assistance in a number of different ways: by becoming Navigators, in-person assistance personnel, or certified application counselors. In addition, agents and brokers can help consumers enroll in new insurance options.
- Download the guide here.