Trump Administration Guiding Health Shoppers to Agents Paid by Insurers

After cutting funds for nonprofits that help people obtain coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the government is encouraging the use of insurance agents and brokers.

WASHINGTON — After cutting funds for nonprofit groups that help people obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is encouraging the use of insurance agents and brokers who are often paid by insurers when they help people sign up.The administration said in a recent bulletin that it was “increasing partnerships” with insurance agents and viewed them as “important stakeholders” in the federal marketplace, where consumers are now shopping for insurance. But s...