Missouri businesses get preview of federal health insurance marketplace

HealthCare.gov has been plagued by technical issues since its Oct. 1 launch. | Photo by Michael Stacy
HealthCare.gov has been plagued by technical issues since its Oct. 1 launch. | Photo by Michael Stacy

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said businesses with fewer than 50 full-time workers in Missouri will be able to access the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, in late October, ahead of the start of open enrollment on Nov. 15. Employers, agents and brokers in the five states with early access will be able to complete eligibility applications, upload an employee roster, and view plans and pricing once they become available.

The law also allows businesses with fewer than 25 employees to potentially qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50 percent of the cost of their insurance plan’s premium purchased through the SHOP exchange.

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