Please keep in mind that, though 2018 Open Enrollment has ended, some individuals still qualify for enrollment for health coverage as a special enrollment. The Special Enrollment Period is open to individuals who have experienced a major life event that affects their family size, location, income or other significant life adjustments, qualifying life events.
2019 Federal Training for Exchange Producers is now available for license renewal. We are now within the 50-day window (50 days preceding expiration of your 2018 Exchange Producer license) during which the Arkansas Insurance Department will accept 2019 applications for license renewal. So, now is the time to apply for renewal of your Exchange Producer license for 2019 and to pay your $35 renewal fee.
We know that initially there were challenges with enrollment in Marketplace plans. We understand that some Exchange Producers chose not to renew their licenses in light of these challenges. Those challenges have been overcome and enrollment in Marketplace plans has never been easier. Exchange Producer licensure is now all online and easier to complete.
State Training content has been updated to include new Arkansas Works information related to DHS Work and Community Engagement Requirements and the opportunity to be certified as a Registered Reporter.
The 2019 CMS Federal Training Platform is now open and available to you. However, let me again highlight the fact that you can only make application for licensure renewal and pay the renewal fee 50 days out from the date that your license expires - September 30, 2018.