The SHOP Direct Enrollment Program

The SHOP Direct Enrollment option will be available to small businesses beginning on April 1, 2014. This program was created for those employers who are interested in purchasing an MHBE-certified SHOP plan on behalf of their employees in order to access the Small Business Tax Credit through the IRS in 2014. Because the online SHOP exchange is not yet available through Maryland Health Connection, small employers, with the assistance of a SHOP-authorized broker, may purchase a SHOP plan directly from participating medical and dental insurance carriers. For more information about this program or to learn more about available plans, you can contact an authorized broker for assistance and read these SHOP Direct Enrollment FAQs.