Benefits brokers can join the health insurance exchange outreach team, if they "take off their insurance broker hats" while pounding the pavement or staffing exchange education tables.

Jessica Barba Brown, an Enroll America rep, talked about how insurance agents and brokers can get involved.

Enroll America is helping the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges reach out to uninsured consumers. The organization says it now has about 130 staff members and about 3,000 volunteers on its team.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.