The Broker Academy creates a pathway to license health insurance brokers by recruiting from, and building the skillsets of, those who live and work in historically underserved communities throughout Connecticut. The program was created as part of AHCT’s mission to increase the rate of the insured and reduce health disparities in the state.
Program applicants must be 18 years or older, hold a high school diploma or GED, have 1-3 letters of recommendation and have community service experience. The Broker Academy is open to all Connecticut residents and preference will be given to applicants who reside or work in underserved areas.
Accepted Broker Academy students will receive free training, a five-month mentorship with an experienced broker, professional development and program support. Weekly training sessions for program readiness will be held in May and in-person classes begin June 5.
“This new deadline gives people more time to apply to the Broker Academy,” said Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer James Michel. “Connecticut residents in underserved communities need access to trusted brokers and information to help them enroll in a health insurance plan. The Broker Academy will train and license people who can then serve as a resource in these areas of the state.”
About Access Health CT
Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace established in 2011, supports health reform efforts at the state and national levels. AHCT provides Connecticut residents with resources for better health, and an enhanced and more coordinated healthcare experience, which results in healthier people, healthier communities and a healthier Connecticut. AHCT’s mission is to decrease the number of uninsured residents, improve the quality of healthcare, and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health coverage that gives them the best value. Connecticut residents and small business owners can compare and enroll in healthcare coverage and apply for tax credits for individuals through AHCT. AHCT (or the Marketplace) also partners with the Dept. of Social Services for eligibility and enrollment with state Medicaid Insurance and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. For more information, please visit AccessHealthCT.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/AccessHealthCT and follow us on Twitter @AccessHealthCT.