Refer applications, get paid $50!

We pay referral bonuses for any carrier you want to refer!

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Written by Jordan Patch
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Get paid faster! Refer an application using our Referrals Program to earn a cash bonus and get paid after 60 days after enrollment.

What is the Referral Program? Program details.

The HealthSherpa Referrals Program allows agents to enroll their clients in the right health plan to meet their needs. You can write the policy for your client and HealthSherpa becomes the Agent of Record (AOR). During SEP you can earn a referral bonus of $50 for each client you refer to HealthSherpa.

How it works

1. Sign Up

Sign up on the Bonuses tab of your HealthSherpa for Agents account and choose the carriers to which you want to refer. Any policies you write for your chosen referral carriers will be automatically referred to HealthSherpa and our NPN will be applied.

Go to the Bonuses tab, and set Referrals to "On.”

A pop-up will appear. Read through it and click “I accept.”

2. Select which Carriers you'd like to refer

Go to your Carrier Settings to select which States you are licensed in, which Carriers you’re appointed with, and to which Carriers you'd like to Refer. (Note that you remain responsible for complying with applicable state insurance laws regarding appointment. The Referrals Program may not be used to circumvent state laws that require you to be appointed with a carrier in order to discuss that carrier’s plans with a consumer.)

  • If the Refer box is checked for a Carrier, then policies written for that Carrier will be referred.

    • Note: If BOTH the Appointed and the Refer boxes are checked for a Carrier, applications for that carrier will be referred.

  • If the Refer box is not checked for a carrier, then policies written for that Carrier will use your NPN (or Override NPN if applicable).

ℹ️ Tip: Be sure to keep your Carrier Settings updated throughout the year (i.e. if you experience appointment updates, get licensed in a new state, or a new Carrier enters the market).

3. Submit enrollments with Carriers you've chosen to refer

Any enrollments you submit with the Carriers you've chosen to refer will have a HealthSherpa representative's NPN applied. Enrolling a Referral works exactly the same as normal enrollments – you will just see one extra screen at the end that asks you to confirm that you'd like to refer the enrollment.

Given HealthSherpa is AOR on the policy, if you ever need assistance contacting the carrier on behalf of the customer, simply reach out to our Agent Support team with the client and we can assist as needed.

4. Track the Referral

Once enrolled, the Client will appear on your Bonuses tab so that you may track your bonus payments earned. The Client will also appear on your Clients page just as your non-Referral customers do.

5. Get paid

Right now, during SEP, you can earn a referral bonus of $50 for each referral you submit. HealthSherpa pays you 60 days after you reach each milestone below:

Note: After you've submitted your first Referral, you'll be prompted to submit a W-9 and set up a payment method (if you haven't submitted a W-9 already). You can choose to get paid through via direct deposit, or by check.

ℹ️ For much more detail about getting paid, see the article: Referrals & Bonuses: Getting Paid

Why Should You Sign Up?

Signing up for the Referrals Program gives you the option to enroll and service more clients and get paid faster. In addition to connecting your clients to quality affordable plans, you’ll also earn a referral bonus and have the option to take over as AOR the following year. This means you get to keep your client and potentially earn commission on their renewal.

In addition, because HealthSherpa is the AOR on referred policies, we provide full support should you ever need to contact the carrier on behalf of your client.

To Learn More

Full details are available in our Referrals Program FAQ. You can also contact HealthSherpa Agent Support at 1 (888) 684-1373 or

*Full terms and conditions for payment are set forth in your Joint Marketing Agreement with HealthSherpa.

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