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Health Insurance Exchanges

Affordable health plans for small businesses

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Affordable, easy-to-purchase health plans for small businesses

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 Delaware, the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Learn about SHOP plans

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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?

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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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