The Brokerage, Inc., Leaders in the Medicare Marketplace, Hit Home Stretch of Affordable Care Act Education Tour

LEWISVILLE, Texas, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brokerage, Inc., a national insurance marketing organization and leader in the Medicare and ACA marketplace, hits the road to continue educating people about the complexities of the Affordable Care Act.

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Now in the home stretch of ACA open enrollment, The Brokerage, Inc. team is busy traveling around their native Texas to pack in as much education about healthcare options as they can before the March 31 deadline. In addition to educating the public, The Brokerage, Inc. is also assisting insurance agents by providing them with resources and training on how to market ACA-approved products to uninsured populations in their own communities.

"As we hit the road with our ACA products, we're truly in the home stretch," said The Brokerage, Inc. President Mike Smith, "We've just got to hunker down and get as many people covered as we can before the end of March. I just keep telling my staff that we've got about a month left before we can even think about vacation."

This extensive education consists of detailed product explanations as well as warnings about subsidies, penalties, deadlines, tax credits and much more. The Brokerage, Inc. is also continually running hypothetical scenarios to better serve customers and be prepared for any circumstance that may arise.

Their primary solution? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). This is the main ACA-approved product for The Brokerage, Inc. and the type of insurance that will cover most Texans thereby avoiding deadline penalties.

"I think the biggest reason why we use Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is because they are the only carrier with plans on and off the exchange in all areas of Texas," said Cristin Hopkin-Bishop, head of marketing, commissions and consulting at The Brokerage, Inc. "This allows us to offer plans to beneficiaries who qualify for a tax subsidy and to beneficiaries who do not qualify for any subsidy help.

"BCBS is definitely the most involved carrier with ACA in Texas. I think with their background of being the Texas Risk Pool administrator, prior to ACA, and their strong financial history, they show us the most in knowing what and how to deal with a changing industry."

About The Brokerage, Inc.

The Brokerage, Inc., a national insurance marketing organization specializing in life, health and accident products, has been a nationally recognized leader in the Medicare marketplace for over 36 years. The Brokerage, Inc. is proud to provide products such as annuities, health insurance, life insurance, and long term care insurance, as well as marketing services to over 10,000 actively appointed independent insurance agents nationwide. The Brokerage, Inc. helps independent brokers with their marketing efforts and increases the value of their agency with specialized features such as quality Medicare leads, help with Medicare certification, top contracts, free E&O coverage, and marketing support through various avenues year-round, not just during the Annual Enrollment Period. The Brokerage, Inc. has also played a vital role in training agents for the upcoming Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is a preferred GA for Blue Cross Blue Shield. For more information, visit

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