|(Bradenton/Sarasota, Fl) – The Gulf Coast Association of Health Underwriters (GCHU) offers access to agents and brokers certified to sell on the health insurance exchange. These experienced, licensed professionals are members of the local community who are specially trained to assist individuals, families and small-business owners navigate the new marketplace.
“By law, only licensed agents can help consumer select health insurance coverage in the new health insurance marketplace. It is important that consumers have access to health insurance professionals who know the intricacies of health insurance plans—even those offered in the Marketplace,” said GCHU president Suann Southwick. “This service will not increase the cost of premiums, nor will it incur any additional fees. Any compensation paid to an agent or broker is covered by the insurance carriers, and the cost for consumers remains unchanged.”
Marketplace open enrollment began October 1 and ends March 15, 2014. Health insurance coverage purchased through the marketplace can have an activation date as early as January 1, 2013. Go to www.nahu.org and click on “Find an Agent” and enter your zip code for a list of experience, specially trained agent in your area.
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. For more information, please call Suann Southwick, 941-704-7964 firstname.lastname@example.org.