Insurance Brokers who want to sell on the federal exchange/marketplace must get certified through a government website. For those who are working in a state that has set up its own marketplace, they must register with their state. Arizona will be using a federally-run exchange.
Step 1 in the certification process is to take the online courses for selling individual health insurance and small group insurance. This step finishes up with an exam on individual health insurance and a separate exam for small group insurance and the SHOP.
Step 2 will be getting an id number for the exchange/marketplace. This is how a broker/agent will get credit for enrollments they facilitate. Information about step 2 has not yet been released.
The online training should take 3 – 4 hours and involves a final exam.
To set up an account, go to the website link provided below. Use the link to “create an account” which is just above the login boxes. Provide your National Producer Number and then set up a password which must be at least 8 characters and must contain letters, numbers, capitals, and a symbol. Make sure to write it down because of all these required combinations!
I got stuck on the box that asks for “organization”. The secret password is marketplace so put that in the organization search box.