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Health insurance exchanges for employers

Find various affordable health plans that support you and your employees.

Affordable, innovative health plans

Affordable, innovative health plans

Changes introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mean that your business has more coverage choices than ever to offer your employees.

Small businesses (those with 50 or fewer employees) now can shop on a public exchange. Public exchanges provide an online marketplace where you can compare health plans before buying. Public exchanges are run by states, the federal government or both. Online tools help you to understand your potential savings, tax credits and costs.


The public exchange option for small businesses is the Small Business Health Options Program – or SHOP. Aetna is offering SHOP plans in the District of Columbia and Maryland.


Learn about SHOP plans

We also have medical plans geared to the unique needs of Members of Congress and designated Congressional staff.

2024 DC congressional brochure (PDF)


2024 DC congressional rate sheet (PDF)


2024 DC congressional marketing grid (PDF)

The Affordable Care Act made simple

The Affordable Care Act made simple

Changes required by the ACA have affected employers of all sizes. Some common questions:

  • What are health plans required to cover?
  • What reporting and tax requirements do I need to follow?
  • What kind of financial assistance is available through the public exchanges to small businesses?
  • What is the large-employer mandate?

Note: This information is not meant as legal or tax advice. Please talk to your legal or tax advisor about any questions.

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