The Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s health care exchange, opened direct enrollment in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) on April 1, 2014.
The online SHOP exchange will not be available until January 2015. Under the exchanges interim plan, interested employers should work with an authorized broker to purchase a SHOP plan directly from a participating medical and dental insurance carrier. This program was created for those employers who are interested in purchasing an MHBE-certified SHOP plan on behalf of their employees in order to access the Small Business Tax Credit through the IRS in 2014.
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