A Direct New Path to SHOP Marketplace Coverage

Note: This blog is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and first appeared on HHS.gov/HealthCare on November 27.

In 2014--a few short weeks away--the Affordable Care Act will take steps to remove key barriers that small employers have traditionally faced when offering health insurance to their employees.

Together, new insurance reforms and the Small Business Health Options Program, the SHOP, will help curb premium growth, and spur competition based on price and quality.

The Affordable Care Act does not require small employers …

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