Small Business Majority launches the California Health Coverage Guide to help entrepreneurs navigate the enrollment process through Covered California’s SHOP marketplace
Small Business Majority today launched the California Health Coverage Guide, a new website that walks California small business owners through Covered California’s small business marketplace and provides resources that will help them begin the enrollment process.
The California Health Coverage Guide helps small business owners learn about Covered California’s SHOP portal and walks them through the complex terminology and options of the marketplace. It details who’s eligible for coverage, how to choose a health plan, how to enroll and enroll your employees and what the marketplace provides. It also answers questions about the Affordable Care Act and California’s health insurance market in general.
In addition, the Guide provides contact information for Small Business Majority’s small business health insurance experts if entrepreneurs have questions that aren’t addressed on the website.
“There continues to be tremendous confusion around California’s new insurance marketplace, especially for small business owners,” said David Chase, Small Business Majority’s California Director. “This website is exclusively for small business owners looking to get information about the marketplace, clear up any confusion they have and find out how they can enroll in Covered California today.”
The new health insurance marketplace is the most important component of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses. For the first time ever, small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are able to band together when buying coverage—giving them the kind of purchasing clout large businesses enjoy. It also offers businesses more competitive choices, which can help lower premium costs. With online enrollment now available, Covered California serves as a one-stop shop where entrepreneurs can more easily find the right plan for their employees and themselves.
Visit the website at http://healthcoverageguide.org/states/california/
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