Nearly two months after filing broker-friendly legislation in the U.S. Senate, five senators including Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Administrator Marilyn Tavenner “in support of health insurance agents and brokers that have been some of the most actively engaged stakeholders in getting millions of Americans covered.”

Landrieu is the primary sponsor of the bills that dropped March 27 pursuing changes to the 2015 open enrollment process for brokers enrolling consumers on the Affordable Care Act’s public health insurance exchanges. The recent letter echoed the requests in the bill including a dedicated hotline for agents and brokers to expedite their enrollment questions, allowing for a broker’s name to be added to a consumer’s application at any time to assist with compensation issues, posting a registry of certified agents and brokers on the website and enhanced communication with the group about regulation changes.

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