Molina ACA - 2017 FFM Certification
Certification for 2017 Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) will
be available August 17, 2016
Please read below message from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS):
Plan year 2017 FFM agent and broker registration and training is now available on the CMS Enterprise Portal at https://portal.cms.gov. Training is offered by CMS on the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) as well as through the CMS-approved vendors listed here.
Annual FFM Registration Requirements:
All agents and brokers participating in the FFM must complete registration on the CMS Enterprise Portal at https://portal.cms.gov (i.e., create an FFM user account, select the agent/broker role, and complete identity proofing) if they have not done so previously.
To continue participation in the Federally-facilitated Individual Marketplace each year, agents and brokers must also complete a Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) profile, complete the required training and exams, and execute the Individual Marketplace Agreements (i.e., General and Privacy & Security Agreement).
To begin this process, agents and brokers must log in to the CMS Enterprise Portal https://portal.cms.gov. Agents and brokers who have previously participated in the FFMs already have a CMS Enterprise Portal account and must use their existing credentials to log in to the portal to access the MLMS.
For plan year 2017, agents and brokers can complete the CMS-developed training on the MLMS or through a CMS-approved vendor. Agents and brokers will access both the CMS- developed training and CMS-approved vendor training via the CMS Enterprise Portal at https://portal.cms.gov.
CMS-approved Vendors Offering Plan Year 2017 FFM Agent and Broker Taining:
CMS is pleased to announce that it has approved the following vendors to offer plan year 2017 training to agents and brokers in the FFM:
- America's Health Insurance Plans, Inc. (AHIP): for more information go to: https://www.ahipexchangetraining.com/file.php/1/public/About.html
- National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) :for more information go to: http://www.nahu.org/education/ffmtraining/index.cfm
CMS-approved vendors are required to cover, at a minimum, the same topic areas as are covered in the CMS training, and may be able to offer you continuing education unit (CEU) credits, depending on the state in which you are licensed. Vendors may charge a fee for taking their training. As in previous years, the MLMS training is free. Agent and brokers must access both the MLMS and CMS-approved vendor training via the CMS Enterprise Portal. If you successfully completed FFM registration for plan year 2016, you are eligible to take a streamlined Refresher Training for the Individual Marketplace (estimated two hours for completion) via the MLMS or a CMS-approved vendor.
For information about the FFM agent and broker program, contact the Producer and Assister Help Desk via email at FFMProducer-AssisterHelpDesk@cms.hhs.gov or call the Agent and Broker Call Center at1-855-267-1515 and select option "1."
Important Reminder from Molina!
In Order to WRITE and BE COMPENSATED for ANY Molina Policy:
You must have a current Errors and Omissions on file with us at the time your write the policy. Your name and coverage amounts must be noted on the policy.
You must have a current license in the state(s) you are contracted with us at the time you write the policy.
If you are contracted with Molina to sell in the following Molina Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) States: MI/WI/OH/FL/TX/NM/UT, you must have completed the Federally Facilitated Marketplace Registration and you must show up on the FFM Registration List at the time you write the policy.
If you are contracted with Molina to sell in the Molina State Based Marketplaces - CA and WA, you must have completed the Covered California Certification and/or the Washington Health Plan Certification at the time you write the policy.
Producer Assistance with certification - call (855) 885-3179 option 1