Content about Small Business Majority

April 12, 2013

The Health and Human Services Department proposes to delay a requirement that offers plan choices to small firms.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule delaying by one year, until 2015, a requirement that government-run health insurance exchanges offer small businesses the opportunity to select among competing plans through health care reform’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). HHS cited administrative delays that will prevent the exchanges from meeting the original deadline for including SHOP options.