Health insurance plans for small businesses

Covered California Announces Health Insurance Plans for Small

August 05, 2013


The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new program that simplifies the process of buying health insurance for your small business. And now there’s a new way to get help with your health insurance questions– the Health Insurance Marketplace Small Employer call center.

Call us right now to get your SHOP and small business questions answered by a customer service representative at 1-800-706-7893 or (TTY: 1-800-706-7915 ). The call center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Why you should use the SHOP Marketplace

You can get high-quality coverage: All SHOP plans offer your employees a set of 10 comprehensive benefits. They cover things like pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, hospitalizations, doctor's visits, preventive care, prescriptions, and more.

You control coverage and costs: The SHOP Marketplace 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.

Coverage is available in every state: 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 Find the SHOP Marketplace that serves you.

For 2014, the SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees (FTEs). Self-employed? You won’t use SHOP, you’ll use the Health Insurance Marketplace for individuals & families.

Get help when you need it

Want to learn more about SHOP before you call? Just answer a few quick questions and we’ll provide you with a customized list of coverage options for your business, content tailored to your situation, and a checklist to help you get ready.

Still have questions? Call us at 1-800-706-7893 or (TTY: 1-800-706-7915 )

What do you think of these new features? Let us know how we can serve you better in the comments section below.

2013-09-18 09:51:08 by jimmymac60

Obamacare driving down health insurance costs

... for small businesses in Washington
Obamacare is starting to have some of its intended effects on the price of insurance for small businesses, particularly in the city in which it was enacted.
District officials last week announced that, for the third time since they started posting proposed plans on a new health insurance marketplace for small businesses, an insurer has lowered its initial prices for coverage. It is a sign, they say, that the marketplace will help bring down health costs for businesses, which have skyrocketed in recent years.
Kaiser Permanente, one of four insurance providers registered to sell to small firms on D

2013-10-11 00:03:15 by Crazy_________Dude

☛ +5 Obamacare and Alternate Plan for GOP

Benefits offered under Obamacare and alternate plans for the GOP1) OC: Creates the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new way for individuals, families, and small businesses to get health coverage.
For the GOP: You will not be allowed to participate in the health exchanges.
2) OC: Requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing health conditions
For the GOP: You will not be covered for pre-existing conditions under any insurance policy if you refuse Obamacare.
3) OC: Helps you understand the coverage you’re getting
For the GOP: Your insurance policy will not have detailed description and explanation of your benefits

2005-12-07 06:10:42 by hglucky

Health Insurance Talk TONIGHT @ Mass Art

This was sent to me by the Boston Graphic Artists Guild but is free for all to attend. There is an RSVP.
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A. Definition of self-employed and how to document it

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