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The Small Business Health Options Program 

Small Business Health Options Program

Affordable Care Act

SHOP helps small business owners find and buy health coverage suited to their businesses and the needs of their employees. 

To enroll in SHOP you must have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and meet a few other requirements. 

For the first time, this year you will be able to complete the enrollment process entirely online through the SHOP marketplace.  


How to Prepare: 


Learn more about SHOP coverage and talk to your employees to find out their coverage needs. Use the SHOP Full-time Equivalent Employee Calculator to see if you qualify based on your employee count. Use the SHOP Tax Credit Estimator Tool to find out if you may be eligible for a tax credit and how much the credit could be worth to you. See 2014 plans and premium estimates now.


Download an application here. 


If you would like to provide health insurance coverage to your employees before 2015, you can contact an insurance agent or broker. Enrollment through SHOP for 2015 starts November 15.