The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace is for small employers who want to provide health and dental coverage to their employees — affordably, flexibly, and conveniently. To use the SHOP Marketplace, your business or non-profit organization must have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).
Reasons to Use the SHOP Marketplace to Offer Employee Insurance
The SHOP Marketplace offers high-quality plans from private insurance companies.
You have choice and flexibility. You can: *Offer your employees one plan, or let them choose from multiple plans. *Offer only health coverage, health and dental coverage, or only dental coverage. *Choose how much you pay toward your employees’ premiums, and whether to offer coverage to their dependents.
If you have fewer than 25 employees, you may qualify for a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit worth up to 50% of your premium costs.
You can handle everything online applying, choosing plans, managing your coverage, and paying your premiums whenever it’s convenient for you.
You can use your current agent or broker, work with any SHOP-registered agent or broker, or handle everything yourself.
For more information visit HealthCare.gov or call 800-706-7893