SHELTON, Conn., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlanOne (HPO), one of the nation's leading full-service Medicare and under-65 brokerages, has announced that it has entered into a Web Broker Entity Agreement with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a US federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and will also oversee the Federally Facilitated Exchanges.
The Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFE) will function in those states (currently 36) that have elected not to build their own individual health insurance marketplaces. These marketplaces are being developed nationwide as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
With this agreement, HPO will gain the ability to retrieve information from the Federal data hub, allowing the company to provide tax subsidy and eligibility information to consumers utilizing its services. "We believe employers are seeking trusted sources of health insurance education to assist in enrolling their part-time and seasonal employees in quality health insurance plans. This relationship with CMS will enable us to fulfill that need," explains William C. Stapleton, CEO of HPO. "We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with CMS in the new marketplace that the Affordable Care Act creates and to continue our mission to ensure that our customers enroll in the health insurance coverage that best fits their needs," added Stapleton.
HPO currently offers a comprehensive set of online tools supported by a team of licensed brokers that provide consumers the ability to research, compare and ultimately enroll in the health insurance plan that best fits their needs. This agreement, once approved, will allow HPO to seamlessly integrate the federal eligibility systems, enhancing their already robust enrollment process and providing the ability to enroll consumers in subsidized coverage through the federal exchange.
About HealthPlanOne, LLC
Founded in 2006, HealthPlanOne offers the broadest portfolio of individual, family and Medicare health plans from top-rated carriers nationwide. Holding licenses in all 50 states, the agency is appointed with all major national and regional carriers and offers nationwide assistance from knowledgeable, licensed insurance agents. For more information please visit: http://www.healthplanone.com/corporate.
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