30 Sep ACA Update: Small Business Health Option Program Delayed

Health insurance exchanges, created under the Affordable Care Act, are open for enrollment.  For employee populations that are non-benefits eligible, they can go to www.healthcare.gov to receive information about how to enroll for coverage through his/her state’s exchange.

If you are a small business, it’s important to note that Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP), the small business version of the exchange marketplace, is yet to be available online due to technical problems; not related to the government shutdown on October 1st.  Applicants still can enroll by mail, fax or phone.  This delay is expected to last one month.