Your current SHOP health insurance plan won’t renew automatically for 2018. There are two ways to renew:
Before your current SHOP coverage ends, contact your insurance company, or agent or broker, to see what plans and prices are available to you. Plan and pricing information is generally available 45-60 days before your renewal date.
Each insurance company may have different timelines for renewing coverage. When you contact them, be sure to ask:
HealthCare.gov also offers tools and resources to help you renew:
If you currently have coverage and won’t experience a gap in coverage when you renew, you’ll maintain your SHOP eligibility. You don’t need to come back to HealthCare.gov to verify your SHOP eligibility.
If you’ll have a gap in coverage from the time your current plan ends to when your new plan starts, you’ll need to verify you're eligible for SHOP. You’ll enter some basic information about your business and confirm you have between 1-50 employees and are offering SHOP insurance to all your full-time employees.
Learn more about qualifying for SHOP insurance.
Find a SHOP-registered agent or broker who can help you enroll. You can also enroll through your health insurance company.
Work with your agent, broker, or health insurance company — not HealthCare.gov — to make payments.
Payment deadlines for renewing coverage may vary depending on your insurance company. Check with your agent, broker or health insurance company for important payment deadlines.