A licensed insurance professional who can help you enroll in a health insurance plan. Agents may work for a single health insurance company, while brokers may represent several companies. In Pennsylvania, agents and brokers are commonly referred to as producers.
Producers must be licensed in Pennsylvania and have signed agreements to sell qualified health plans through Pennie, and are required to act in the customer's best interest.
Producers often get payments ("commissions") from insurance companies for selling plans. However, you won't pay anything additional if you enroll with an agent or broker.
You can qualify for a premium tax credit and other savings if you enroll with an agent or broker. But to get the savings, the agent or broker must enroll you in coverage through Pennie.