The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has designed its state-based insurance marketplace to allow producers to play a critical role in helping Washingtonians access health plans offered through the site. Producers who are authorized to sell Washington Healthplanfinder products will be able to present QHP offerings to individuals and small businesses in Washington State. Open enrollment through Washington Healthplanfinder begins on October 1, 2013 for coverage that begins on January 1, 2014.
Why You Should Get Involved
Washington Healthplanfinder will provide exclusive access to an untapped market of consumers and small businesses who may now be eligible for premium subsidies or tax credits to help pay for their insurance coverage. Agents and brokers may also work with existing clients to offer health insurance through Washington Healthplanfinder. The site will offer producers:
- A password-protected login and dashboard to track their client database, client contact information and application status.
- A unique profile for each agent and broker in the Washington Healthplanfinder system will allow consumers and small businesses to easily locate them by name or zip code.
- Customer service will be available to answer questions and provide support to producers as they work with clients.
Great News! Healthplanfinder privileged users can call the Washington Healthplanfinder Business Support Line at 1-855-256-9598 beginning Oct. 1 for answers to their questions or assistance with their accounts or passwords.
Calls will be answered 8:00-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Licensed producers can become authorized to sell health plans offered on Washington Healthplanfinder upon completing an Exchange training course. Producers must also be appointed by respective health insurance carriers to sell specific plan products. The Exchange has developed a robust training course and training schedule this coming summer to ensure preparation for open enrollment on October 1, 2013. For more information about training and registration, including registration for our upcoming training schedule, please click here.
Producers will receive compensation from their appointed carriers for sales of insurance plans offered on Washington Healthplanfinder, just as they do today.
For additional information, please visit our frequently asked questions.