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Agent counts started rising, leveled off, fell, and now have leveled off again. (Chart: Allison Bell/TA) The HealthCare.gov agent/broker count is down just 1 percent from the number reported a year ago. (Chart: Allison Bell/TA)

The sixth annual Affordable Care Act individual major medical open enrollment period groaned out into the daylight, without much love from anyone—but with many agents and brokers.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had registered 41,888 agents and brokers to sell 2019 individual major medical plans through the HealthCare.gov system as of Oct. 30.

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