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NJAHU News Alert: Reminder - FFM Alert: Agent and Broker Registration for the 2015 Plan Year

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This e-mail contains important announcements for agents and brokers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM).
 
Agent and broker registration for the 2015 plan year will be available beginning in early July 2014! At that time, agents
and brokers may begin completing their FFM registration requirements for the 2015 plan year. 
 
Agents and brokers must complete certain registration requirements on an annual basis. For more information on FFM
agent and broker registration requirements for the 2015 plan year, please see a new resource we have posted: "Registering to
Participate in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace for the 2015 Plan Year: What Agents and Brokers Need to Know."
 
Please note: Beginning on June 15, 2014, the FFM agent and broker training for the 2014 plan year will no longer be
available on the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN), as we prepare the website with the new training for the 2015 plan
year. Agents and brokers who have not yet completed training for the 2014 plan year are advised to wait for the 2015
plan year training to go live on MLN in July.
 
What can you do to start preparing for 2015 plan year registration? 
 
1) Confirm your National Producer Number (NPN) in MLN is correct: the NPN associated with your MLN account must conform
to the standards established by the National Insurance Producer Registry. 
•      The NPN associated with your MLN account must-
§       Be numeric only; alphabetic and special characters are not permissible
§       Be 10 digits or less
§       Not begin with a zero
•      To view and edit your NPN, please log into your MLN account at https://Marketplace.MedicareLearningNetworkLMS.com and-
§       Navigate to the "My Account" page from the upper right corner after logging in (this will appear under your name)
§       Select "Edit" in the "User Information" section
§       Update your NPN and click "Save"
 
2)  Confirm your user type/user role in MLN is correct: MLN auto-assigns your training curriculum, based on the user role you
select. To ensure that MLN auto-assigns you the appropriate curriculum for 2015 plan year registration, please confirm that your
desired user type/user role is selected in your MLN profile. (Note: You selected your user type/user role when you created your
MLN account.) You may edit your user type/user role by editing your MLN profile after you log in to your MLN account. MLN will
then auto-assign the appropriate curriculum, when you return to complete training for the 2015 plan year.
 
Please stay alert for more updates about the launch of the registration process for the 2015 plan year. In addition, please visit 

http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/a-b-resources.html . There you will find the
following new and updated resources:

"Registering to Participate in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace for the 2015 Plan Year: What Agents and Brokers Need to Know" 
(http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/AB_Training-and-Registration-Overview_052914_Opt1_v11.pdf

"Operational Tips for Completing Agent and Broker Registration for the Federally-facilitated Marketplace"
(http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/Operational_Tips_5_30_2014_508.pdf)


"Quick Reference Guide: Agent and Broker Training and Registration Process for the FFM"
(http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/Agent_Broker_Registration_QA_May_2014_508.pdf)


"Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agent and Broker Registration For the 2015 Plan Year: Frequently Asked Questions"
(http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/Agent_Broker_Registration_QA_May_2014_508.pdf)


"Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Agents and Brokers"
(http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/Agent-Broker-FAQs-5-30-14.pdf)

 
If you have questions about the FFM registration process for agents and brokers that these resources donot address, you may contact us at 
FFMProducer-AssisterHelpDesk@cms.hhs.gov.
 
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