published to May 13, 2014
During and every week of National Small Business Week, we recognize and appreciate your important contributions to our country.
Whether you’re a small employer or a sole proprietorship, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) can help you find health insurance for yourself and your employees.
How to get health insurance if you have 50 or fewer employees
SUBSCRIBE TO SHOP COVERAGE any time of the year, use an agent, broker, or insurance company that offers SHOP Qualified Health Plans.However Please select your state And we’ll help you get started. If you have any questions, call 1-800-706-7893 (TTY: 711). Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm ET. Agents and brokers can also use this number.
Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are not required to purchase employee insurance. There is no penalty if you choose not to purchase.
How sole proprietors and self-employed people can get health insurance
you sole proprietorship or self-employed person If you don’t have an employee, you and your spouse can get insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.® for individuals and families. Open Enrollment has ended and will resume for 2015 coverage on November 15, 2014.Learn about health insurance options Non-open enrollment.