California brokers are fighting to get the final certification they need to enroll individuals and small groups in the public exchange.

Covered California requires participating producers to pay $58, attend in-person classes, complete a Web course and pass an online test.

At least some of the producers who've completed the online exam found they haven't received official certification. One agent reported that it isn't even clear whether any California broker successfully graduated as a Covered California certified agent.

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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.