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October 2014
October 10, 2014

How much is your Small Business Health Care Tax Credit worth?

When you buy health coverage for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, you may qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50% of your premium contributions.

Two new tools are now available in Spanish on CuidadoDeSalud.gov to make it easier for small employers to understand and take full advantage of the benefits available from the SHOP.

October 3, 2014

Get ready to enroll in Marketplace coverage

Starting November 15th, you’ll be able to apply and enroll in 2015 Marketplace coverage. When you fill out a Marketplace application, you can compare plans based on price, benefits, and other important features. You’ll also find out if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

If you’re eligible, the Health Insurance Marketplace® can help you find affordable health coverage. Most people who apply qualify for premium tax credits and other savings based on their income.

October 2, 2014

Get ready to enroll in SHOP coverage

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) offers a simpler way to find and buy health coverage that meets the needs of your employees—and your business.

To enroll in SHOP coverage, you must have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees and meet certain other requirements.

Starting November 15, for the first time you’ll be able to enroll through the SHOP Marketplace entirely online. You can complete an application, choose coverage, and enroll yourself or you can work with an agent or broker.