When assisting small employers with Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) health insurance, agents and brokers can work with insurance companies to help employers enroll, manage coverage, and pay premiums.
Changes to SHOP beginning in 2018
The enrollment process is changing for SHOP plans that start on or after January 1, 2018. Small businesses and non-profits will now enroll through an insurance company or with the help of an agent or broker. Small employers will no longer enroll using HealthCare.gov.
Small employers that are new to SHOP insurance will need to verify their eligibility using the eligibility determination tool at HealthCare.gov. HealthCare.gov also offers important online SHOP resources for agents and brokers, and small employers.
For more information about the changes to SHOP plans for 2018, visit HealthCare.gov.
Registering for SHOP
Agents and brokers must still register to sell SHOP insurance.
Key SHOP Resources
For additional SHOP resources, visit:
SHOP Call Center:
For inquiries related to SHOP insurance, contact the SHOP Call Center at 1-800-706-7893 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.