Agents and Brokers play a vital role in helping consumers understand the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM), explore their options, and get enrolled. Make sure you’re fully prepared to meet their demands with CMS-approved Federal Marketplace Training from AHIP.

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Three Available Training Options

  • Individual Marketplace — Required by CMS if you want to sell products on the Marketplaces for 2017 and also need to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits.
  • Refresher Course — A quick option if you passed your required Individual Marketplace training for 2016 and wish to update your training to sell on the Individual Marketplace for 2017, and you want only a few CE credits.
  • SHOP Marketplace — You are not required to pass this course to sell products on the SHOP Marketplace, but it provides helpful information on program changes, such as the new vertical choice option, if you want to expand your sales area while also earning CE credits.

Discover the AHIP Advantage

  • Developed with CMS’ guidance in mind, completing our program meets CMS’ training requirements.
  • You can earn (CE) credits with the option to help facilitate your CE credit processing. For a list of states where CE credits are available, click here.
  • Your registration includes around-the-clock technical support — with representatives available by phone and email — to provide assistance when you need it.
  • You can easily fit your training into your busy schedule because information is provided in manageable sections — and the program remembers where you left off — in case you get interrupted.
  • Our fully-supported website runs on a dedicated platform for fast performance.
  • AHIP is an organization with an established track record of providing quality training and certification.

Thousands of your colleagues have taken AHIP’s CMS-recognized Marketing Medicare Advantage + Fraud, Waste & Abuse program. Now, we’re offering fully-supported, CMS-approved training for the FFM. Register today and discover the AHIP Advantage with AHIP’s Federal Marketplace Training.

Prices*

  • $125 for Individual Marketplace Training
  • $125 for SHOP Marketplace Training
  • $75 for Individual Marketplace Refresher Training

Important to Remember

  • Agents and Brokers must complete their FFM registration annually.
  • Agents and Brokers must complete all steps of the annual FFM registration process to sell products on the Exchanges, which include registering on the CMS portal, completing training, and signing the required Agreement(s) with CMS.
  • AHIP has been approved by CMS to develop and host FFM training for FFM Agents and Brokers for the 2017 plan year.
  • Plan year 2017 Open Enrollment begins 11/1/2016 and ends 1/31/2017.
  • For questions regarding AHIP's program, please send an email to support@ahipinsuranceeducation.org
  • For information on the requirements and process for completing FFM Agent and Broker registration and training for plan year 2017, click here.

Coming to the SHOP Marketplace in 2017: Employee Choice by Insurance Company

CMS added an additional model of employee choice known as vertical choice (employee choice by insurance company). This new option allows employers to offer qualified employees a choice of all plans across all available benefit levels of coverage from a single issuer in the SHOP Marketplace. Simply stated, an employer can arrange for employees to choose from a variety of plans offered by the same insurers.

Training is available from AHIP to assist agents and brokers in understanding how they can help guide consumers through the SHOP Marketplace and this new employee choice option. Although not required by CMS, this training can help with potential new clients and earning CE credits. To see if your state is offering the employee choice by insurance company option, click here.

Continuing Education Credit: Eligible States*

States with CE approval for Individual Marketplace Training (approximately 9 credits, exact number varies by state)

States with CE approval for SHOP Marketplace Training (approximately 9 credits, exact number varies by state)
Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
Missouri
Mississippi
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Virgina
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
Missouri
Mississippi
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Virgina
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia

States with CE approval for Individual Marketplace Refresher Course Training (approximately 2 credits, exact number varies by state)

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
Colorado
Connecticut
Washington, D.C.
Delaware
Georgia
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virgina
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

*Additional filing fees may apply and additional documentation may be required for your state's CE credit processing.
Limited-time offer: $5 Filing Fee per state, per Marketplace. Offer valid 11/01/16 through 12/31/16.