SHOP marketplace for small businesses
Written by Katie Carpenter
Dec 10, 2013 12:47 PM
After a year-long delay, the Obama administration is launching an online health insurance marketplace for small businesses, known as the Small Business Health Options Program (or SHOP) exchange.
- Starting November 15, 2014, you’ll be able to apply, compare plans, and enroll in a SHOP plan online.
- Your employees will be able to enroll in your plan online too, making the process easier for both of you.
- Health insurance agents and brokers registered with the SHOP Marketplace will have special online features that make it easier for them to help you apply, choose coverage, enroll, and manage your coverage, if you authorize them to help.
- When you’re logged in to the new SHOP online application, you’ll be able to search by zip code for agents or brokers registered with the SHOP Marketplace.