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CMS announces webinar series for agents and brokers

Update: Sept. 3, 2013 — Part II of the agent/broker registration process in the federally-facilitated Marketplace

July 31, 2013

Last week, we notified you of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) webinar scheduled for Sept. 20, 2013. The webinar is for licensed agents and brokers to obtain information on registering and assisting consumers in the Federally-facilitated Individual and SHOP Marketplaces. On July 30, 2013 we received an update from CMS that there will be a series of webinars offered weekly during the months of August and September in order to increase access to this information.

The webinars are scheduled to begin August 16 through September 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET.

Registration for each event will close the Thursday prior to the event at 1 p.m. ET. Registration for each event will reopen the following Monday at 9 a.m. ET.

Registration codes are ABTR1234 or ABTR5678.

To register, licensed agents or brokers must first sign up for a REGTAP account, by visiting Following registration, licensed agents and brokers may sign up for the webinar using the registration codes provided above.

Please note that due to space limitations, REGTAP is encouraging associations with a large member base to arrange a central location for their agent/brokers to attend the webinar together.

Where can I find more information?
Webinar registration is available at Look under Training Events for Agent and Broker Participation in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces.


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