Skip to comments.Insurance brokers, agents also caught in HealthCare.gov technology woes
Posted on 11/21/2013 9:04:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Brokers and agents say a host of technological problems is blocking their ability to help consumers sign up for coverage through the federal health insurance Web site.
They say it is a particular problem for people with major health issues those considered high-risk because they are least able to weather a gap in coverage.
Brokers have hundreds of these [consumer] files sitting on their desks trying to get help for these people, said Jessica Waltman, senior vice president for governmental affairs at the National Association of Health Underwriters, which represents about 200,000 health insurance agents and brokers. Waltman was briefing state insurance regulators by telephone Thursday about enrollment problems in the new health insurance marketplaces. She said the problem was occurring mostly in the 36 states in the federal marketplace.
She and other industry officials said there is widespread consumer confusion about what states and insurers will do about implementing President Obamas proposal to reverse millions of health insurance cancellations of plans that dont meet basic requirements of the Affordable Care Act....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
I saw a sign this afternoon in front of an insurance office that said “Obamacare - Get It Here”. Except the sign was half fallen down, so you couldn’t really read all of it.
The jokes just write themselves...
***They say it is a particular problem for people with major health issues those considered high-risk because they are least able to weather a gap in coverage***
Not to worry - obama says they can just take a pain pill.
So I go and read the article. These reporters should be either prosecuted for fraud or fired for ignorance. Have their little rodent brains even fired off a couple neurons regarding the consequences to brokers and agents of the healthcare.gov site’s incredibly poor security? Or are they willfully ignoring the whole set of issues?