To better support you, we are now launching a new, locally-supported consumer referral program, called My Arkansas HelpLine. The new telephone-based referral program will make it easier for consumers seeking assistance with Marketplace enrollment and plan selection to connect with an agent/broker in their area.
We will soon be launching a new, locally-supported consumer referral program making it easier for consumers with questions about Marketplace enrollment to connect with an agent/broker in their area.
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.