Uncertain future for health insurance brokers

A growing number of insurance brokers are concerned for their livelihoods in light of the new health care reform law passed last year. They are urging Congress and state legislators to establish protections that will guarantee agents a role in the emerging online marketplaces that will accompany state health insurance exchange programs. The exchanges are a mandatory provision of the Affordable Care Act and each state must establish their own exchange by 2014. “The brokers are nervous,” said Sabrina Corlette, a professor at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute who has…

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ASUREA’s new planning system helps agents to experience success

ASUREA Insurance Services of America is happy to announce the release of a new product called ASAP: ASUREA Success Activity Planner™. This system enables insurance agents to be in greater control of their daily planning. With this control, agents can better build their careers in insurance. Brian Pope, CEO of ASUREA, said that they created this system for agents, to better allow them to meet “their weekly, monthly, and annual income goals.” Pope feels that goals without specific planning are hard to achieve. This system helps agents with the daily…

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