Why should I use the SHOP Marketplace?
All SHOP plans offer your employees a set of comprehensive benefits. They cover things like pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, hospitalizations, doctor's visits, preventive care, prescriptions, and more.
Control your coverage and costs
The SHOP makes it easy to discover and compare your insurance options. You control the coverage you offer and how much you pay toward employee premiums. And you may qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50% of your premium costs.
Learn about the Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit
Coverage in all states
No matter what state you do business in, you’ll have access to the SHOP Marketplace. In some states, you’ll use your state’s website to apply for coverage. In other cases you’ll use this website.
See what your state is doing:
How the SHOP Marketplace works
Contact an agent, broker or insurance company
An agent, broker, or insurance company that offers a SHOP Marketplace Plan can help you apply for SHOP eligibility, find and compare available SHOP plans, and tell you how much these will cost.
Offer your employees coverage, then make sure those who accept it submit their enrollment forms to the agent, broker, or insurance company. You don’t need to wait for a SHOP eligibility notice. You can sign up and begin offering coverage any time during the year.
Claim your tax credit
If you meet the requirements for the expanded Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, you’ll apply for it when you submit your tax return for 2014. To claim the credit, you’ll need to have your SHOP eligibility notice from the SHOP Marketplace.
Learn more about the SHOP Marketplace
Welcome to the SHOP Marketplace
Apply any time. Choose your state, and we’ll tell you your next steps.