CMS releases broker guidance for 2016 Open Enrollment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is excited that plan year 2016 Open Enrollment begins this Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. As an agent or broker, you are a crucial partner in CMS’ goal to enroll more Americans in health care coverage.

Do you need help getting started? Check out “Get Ready. Get Set. Get America Covered.” This document provides you with outreach tips, key Open Enrollment dates and deadlines, and messaging developed to help drive consumers to take action. Additional information and resources are also available on the Agents and Brokers Resources webpage.
As a reminder, agents and brokers must complete the annual Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) registration and training process prior to assisting consumers with enrolling in health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Plan year 2016 registration and training are available via the CMS Enterprise Portal.

If you have questions, please email the FFM Producer and Assister Help Desk at: FFMProducer-AssisterHelpDesk@cms.hhs.gov.