WPS Health Insurance Blog

Talk to a health insurance agent

Posted by Marie Puissant

Dec 5, 2013 9:42:00 AM

insurance buyersYou make appointments to get your hair cut. You take your car in to the shop when it makes strange noises. You drop your child off at school in the morning. You turn into the drive-thru to grab some food for lunch. Every day you turn to people whose job it is to cut your hair, fix your car, teach your children, and make your food. And every day you head in to work to do what you’ve been trained to do.

So why should it be any different when you’re searching for the right health insurance?

Health insurance agents are trained and licensed experts. They have background checks, require pre-licensing classes and testing, and are regulated by the state. Even after they are certified, they must undergo continuing education, including ethics training, to maintain their license.

A licensed agent can:

  • Help you review and compare price, coverage, quality and other important health plan features
  • Recommend a suitable plan that works best for your budget, family, business and employees
  • Assist you in applying for health insurance

What’s the best part about using an agent to help you understand your health insurance options? Their service is no additional cost to you.

That’s right! You can get as much help in understanding and choosing health insurance as you want and it typically doesn’t cost you a thing. The premiums on your health insurance will stay the same, whether or not you use an agent, because agents are usually paid by the health insurance companies whose policies they sell.

With the changes from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) becoming effective in Jan. 2014, it is even more beneficial for you to contact an agent about health insurance plans. Agents have been training, testing, and becoming certified to sell insurance on and off the Marketplace all year long. And their job is to help you. What are you waiting for? Contact a WPS agent today!

Topics: health insurance