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Washington state chooses "nonaffiliated" model

PPACA toolbox (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
PPACA toolbox (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Managers of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange will be part of the movement to have insurers pay commissions directly to brokers.

Washington state exchange officials talk about their strategy for working with brokers in meeting notes and other documents posted on the exchange website.

Agents and brokers will be able to offer products both inside and outside the exchange, and they apparently will be able to sell coverage during special enrollment periods, or periods when individuals can buy coverage as a result of life events such as marriages or divorces.

Officials described their decision about agent-broker compensation as a matter of deciding between a general agency model and a non-affiliated model.

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