John-Pierre Cardenas, Director of Policy and Plan Management at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange visited Harbor Launch this August to talk about how the state health exchange can help small businesses through the Small Business Health Options Plan.
He talked through..
- How eligible small businesses can use the state exchange to provide healthcare for employees under the “small group market” (versus them going it alone on the “individual market”).
- The service and flexibility provided by the SHOP in choosing types of coverage employers can offer and how much employers contribute.
- Tax credits that are available in certain cases.
The process is streamlined as much as possible, and where companies may have question about the nitty gritties, someone on staff can help.
John-Pierre’s presentation can be found here: SHOP Overview August 2018.