What is available for employers?
For 2014, many small employers (50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees) have access to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) to shop for employee health insurance plans. Enrollment can begin by phone, mail, or FAX on October 1, 2013. Information is available online now, and full online comparison of plans and online enrollment will begin November 1, 2013.
Call the SHOP toll-free hotline 1-800-706-7893 TTY 1-800-706-7915 Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM, Central Time.
Check out the weekly ACA webinars for small businesses, hosted by the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Majority. For more information, see www.smallbusinessmajority.org/blog/small-business-majority/healthcare/affordable-care-act-101-weekly-webinar-series/ .