Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Days Left Until ACA Individual Mandate Effective
Congress is continuing to reevaluate the role of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the impact it has on our nation’s health care and insurance industries. While this law is expected to expand health insurance coverage to millions of Americans, it implements a number of provisions that will likely increase the costs of health insurance, while limiting access consumers have to insurance agents.
Ultimately, the ACA coverage expansion will be unsustainable unless policymakers and stakeholders take steps to establish meaningful reforms to reduce the costs of health care and insurance. NAIFA supports the goal of ensuring quality coverage for all Americans by encouraging bipartisan efforts to improve affordability and sustainability of insurance choices. Moreover, changes must be made to ensure that all consumers have access to professional services provided by licensed and regulated insurance agents.
TRAINING RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Part I – Medicare Learning Network
Agents seeking to operate in federally facilitated health insurance marketplaces (exchanges) must register and successfully complete training with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS online registration and training process is now open on the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) site.
Part II – CMS Enterprise Portal
After agents successfully complete the registration, trainings, and examinations on the MLN site, they must undergo a remote identity proofing process. To complete this proofing, visit and register with the CMS Enterprise Portal. Note: there may be a delay of up to 48 hours for registration and exam results to migrate from the MLN site to the Enterprise Portal.