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Delay of Federal SHOP Exchanges

02 Dec 2013
Posted by Kris Larsen

HHS Delays Online Enrollment for Federal SHOP Exchanges

Under the Affordable Care Act, small employers can purchase health insurance through the small business component of the Exchanges, called the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The federally-facilitated SHOP (FF-SHOP) opened on Oct. 1, 2013, when small employers could start the application process and get an overview of available plans and premiums in their area.

On Nov. 27, 2013, the Dept. of Health and Human Services announced that online enrollment in the FF-SHOP Exchanges would not be available until November 2014. Employers that wish to enroll their employees in FF-SHOP coverage for 2014 will do so through "direct enrollment" with an agent, broker or insurer offering a certified SHOP plan. The direct enrollment process applies only in states with FF-SHOPs. States that operate their own SHOP Exchanges will still be permitted to offer online enrollment. The Dept. of Health and Human Services also released a set of FAQs on how the FF-SHOP Exchange would function until November 2014.