Contact Us

Idaho Insurance Agents Weary of Insurance Exchange

flickr.com, Montage Communications

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Insurance agents are still waiting to be convinced Idaho’s insurance exchange will benefit their businesses, though the board that established this Internet marketplace for individual and small business coverage sought to make sure they could still earn commissions.

The exchange goes live Tuesday, enrolling people for coverage starting Jan. 1. Exchange director Amy Dowd contends it will be an opportunity for agents and brokers to gain a share of the roughly 200,000 people estimated to be eligible for policies. She says there’s a whole new population of uninsured who will need expertise in choosing policies.

But Tom Shores, a Boise insurance agent on the exchange’s 19-member board, estimates he’ll have to win 3,000 new customers to offset commissions he says are shrinking due to provisions of the health insurance overhaul.

Best of 95.7 KEZJ

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kezj.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for EZ VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive EZ VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.