The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is recruiting licensed brokers and agents for the health insurance exchanges set to open for enrollment in October. CMS, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, will begin collecting personal and professional information such as location and licensure status from brokers and agents — a process that has yet to begin.

CMS posted information about this recruitment in last week’s Federal Register in compliance with federal law, but the actual collection does not have a start date. A CMS spokeswoman confirmed that it is not possible to register at this time. According to Marcy Buckner, director of state affairs at the National Association of Health Underwriters, organizations can submit comments about the outlined collection process through April 8, also in compliance with the law. She says the earliest the collection would begin is July 1.

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