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Part II of the agent/broker registration process in the federally-facilitated Marketplace

Sept. 3, 2013

CMS launched Part II of the agency’s registration process, allowing agents/brokers who intend to participate in the individual market to complete identity proofing on the CMS Enterprise Portal.

In order to complete the identity proofing process, please note:

  • Prior to completing Part II of the registration process, agents/brokers need to have completed Part I – the training/testing that is available at the Medicare Learning Network website. Please see previous Reform Alerts issued on this topic.
  • After completing Part I, agents/brokers should allow 48 business hours for their training/testing results to be transmitted to the CMS Enterprise Portal. Please ensure that you allow sufficient time for you will get an error message when you try to complete Part II.
  • Instructions from earlier CMS webinars may be useful as agents/brokers complete the registration process. Those instructions, and other information, may be found on CMS’s resource website for agents and brokers and in BCBSM Reform Alerts.

Issuers will not be able to access the agent/broker materials. Only licensed agents/brokers can participate in the training and identity proofing process.

Where can I find more information?
More information can be found in BCBSM Reform Alerts CMS Announces Agent/Broker Webinar, CMS Agent/Broker Training to Begin This Week, and CMS Announces Webinar Series for Agents and Brokers.

The information in this document is based on preliminary review of the national health care reform legislation and is not intended to impart legal advice. The federal government continues to issue guidance on how the provisions of national health reform should be interpreted and applied. The impact of these reforms on individual situations may vary. This overview is intended as an educational tool only and does not replace a more rigorous review of the law’s applicability to individual circumstances and attendant legal counsel and should not be relied upon as legal or compliance advice. As required by US Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.