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When would coverage take effect if my business participated in the SHOP?

Your group's effective date will depend on how quickly you move through the process of selecting the plans that you make available to employees, how long the employees have to select their coverage, and how quickly you make your first payment to your selected insurance company.

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How is SHOP employer eligibility determined?

To be eligible to participate in the SHOP Marketplace, you must: Have a principal business address within Maryland, or you can offer coverage to each eligible employee through the SHOP Marketplace serving that employee's primary worksite. Have at least one common-law employee on payroll (not including a business owner or …

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How can I get help learning about Maryland Health Connection's SHOP and enrolling?

For information on the SHOP, visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov/SHOP/ Select and use a SHOP-authorized broker. To see a list of authorized producers, click here (PDF). Contact Maryland Health Connection's SHOP Administrator: Phone: (410) 547-8153 Email: MHBE.SHOP@maryland.gov

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What carriers are participating in the SHOP?

To learn about the carriers participating on the SHOP this year and see SHOP-certified plans, visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov/small-business/.

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What are the benefits of participating in the SHOP?

Benefits for your growing business: Tax credits to help pay your share of employee premium costs (if you qualify) Flexibility in contributing to your employee’s premiums Simplicity in paying for your employee’s premiums More coverage options for you and your employees Excellent customer service if you have questions about your …

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I’m leaving my job and will be eligible for COBRA. Can I shop for coverage and subsidies on Maryland Health Connection instead?

Yes, leaving your job and losing eligibility for job-based health coverage will trigger a special enrollment period. You will have 60 days starting from the date you lose your employer health coverage to alert the Maryland Health Connection to this change in your circumstances and select a qualified health plan, …

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Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

The SHOP is a program of Maryland Health Connection, the new online health insurance marketplace. The SHOP enables small businesses and their employees to compare and shop for qualified health plans (QHPs). The SHOP is the only place where Maryland’s small businesses can get federal tax credits to lower their …

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Lost your job? You can get health coverage!

According to the Maryland Department of Labor, about 108,508 Marylanders filed for unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you recently have lost your job-based health benefits, you may be eligible to enroll in health coverage through Maryland Health Connection. I lost my job. Can I get health insurance now? …

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HMO vs. PPO: Understanding Plan Types

When you’re shopping for a health insurance plan, you can choose from several options. It’s important to understand the difference between plans, so you can choose the one that’s right for your lifestyle. Let’s take a look at what makes these plan types different from each other.  What is an …

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Get Connected

Get Connected Events 2019  Get Connected and get covered at free, statewide enrollment events  Friday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 9. We’ll provide experts who will help you understand your  2020 coverage options and the financial help available. The enrollment deadline for private plans is December 15! (You can apply …

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