As the old joke goes, the scariest words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you”.

Regardless of their party affiliation or perspectives on the issues, most brokers would agree that lawmakers have not done them many favors in 2017. All of the dithering over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in nothing but more confusion. Many longtime health insurance carriers announced their intent to drop out. Add in a shortened open enrollment period, and the stage is set for a stressful fall.

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