Using an Insurance Agent or Broker to Sign Up for Obamacareby Shae Irving
If you want some help choosing among your health care options under Obamacare, or could just use a hand completing an application, help is available. If your state has its own health insurance exchange, you can call or email for free help. You can also get free, in-person guidance from “navigators,” people who have special training in helping folks with Obamacare.
You can also seek help from a licensed insurance agent or broker. They can help you:
- figure out whether you qualify for subsidies
- help you compare plans and explain confusing features or terms
- recommend plans for you, and
- walk you through the application process.
You won’t have to pay agents or brokers, who are usually paid by the insurance companies whose policies they sell.
You may also be interested in:
Essential facts about the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) in your state, including whether you must get health insurance, how much it will cost, and how you can save money.
Where to go in your state to get health plans under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how to get help with the application process.
Many people have turned to social media to vent and seek solutions -- an insurance agent or broker may also be a big help.