What are Small Business Health Options (SHOP)?
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace is for small employers who want to provide health and dental insurance to their employees — affordably, flexibly, and conveniently.
For plan year 2018, the Exchange-under the direction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-will no longer offer SHOP plans. Instead of directly enrolling through Healthcare.gov, employers would enroll directly with an insurance company offering SHOP plans. To learn more about the future of SHOP, read this press release.
If you or your business currently has a SHOP plan with Anthem through the Exchange, that coverage will end December 31, 2017. Please contact your insurance provider to receive more information.