Brokers and independent agents who do business with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges may get some long-awaited relief, thanks to a bill introduced into the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La).

Cassidy's bill, S. 1653, would provide access to all enrollment information disseminated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Some materials, such as webinars and newsletters, currently go only to exchange navigators and certified assisters.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.