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gov or make an appointment with an assister who can help walk them through their enrollment options.
Bagdoyan said the GAO cannot draw any conclusions about the performance of in-person assisters.
In the last enrollment period, many assisters found themselves extending their hour-long appointments into an hour-and-a-half or even two hours in order to meet the needs of frustrated consumers.
Federal law allows all states to implement additional certification requirements for enrollment assisters--so in states with federally facilitated marketplaces (FFMs), assisters may be subject to both federal and additional state-specific standards.
Consumers, assisters, agents and broker, and call center representatives should all have the same information about a given account, and the account information should be updated in real time to the greatest extent possible," the group says.
State exchanges have indicated that the navigators and in-person assisters will focus mainly on helping low-income consumers enroll in Medicaid plans and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans.
For typical brokers and typical non-broker assisters, handling a non-group exchange application took an average of about one to two hours, according to the survey data.
The real problem is not so much that the navigators or assisters will elbow out producers, but that the navigators and assisters might not have any hope of elbowing their way to the uninsured people they are supposed to be getting into the exchanges.
Neither navigators nor assisters are supposed to be recommending specific coverage options or collecting compensation from health insurers.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in charge of managing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) programs that affect the commercial insurance market, developed the webinar to help explain HHS legal requirements to the assisters.
The counselors will be "individuals in the community who are not paid directly by the exchange as official Navigators or tin-person assisters (IPAs)], but who are still helping consumers enroll in coverage through the Web portal.
HHS also has provided about $326,000 in grants for health center outreach and enrollment assisters, PCG said.