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SHOP – The Real Reason Employees Will Love It

SHOP – The Real Reason Employees Will Love It

What is the SHOP?  SHOP stands for Small business Health Options Program , and it was established by health care reform as part of the state run marketplaces used to purchase health insurance plans for businesses with less than 50 employees.  The goal of the SHOP is to make it easier for small businesses to purchase a group health plan and to offer tax credits for doing so.  But is SHOP best for your employees and their families?

What Is Affordable Coverage?

Kelley-Jensen2Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

I keep hearing that my employer needs to provide affordable health coverage, and if not, I am eligible to buy an individual health insurance plan and apply for subsidy (premium assistance credit).  How is affordability determined and who determines it?

Is my employer required to offer me health insurance or not?  I have heard conflicting information and I do not know where to look for health insurance or if I am eligible to apply for subsidy (premium assistance credit).  How is affordability determined and who determines it?

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