Apple Insurance & Financial Services
Benefits of the SHOP Marketplace
• For 2016 coverage and beyond, you apply for SHOP, choose a plan or plans, complete your coverage offering, manage employee participation, and pay your premiums online. Your employees enroll online too.
• You control the coverage you offer and how much you pay toward employee premiums. You choose whether to offer dependent coverage and dental insurance. You choose how long your employees’ open enrollment period is, and the waiting period before new employees can enroll.
• You can use our knowledgeable agents at Apple Insurance to help you enroll when you apply in person, online and /or over the phone.
• You can enroll in SHOP any month, any time of year. There’s no restricted enrollment period when you can start offering a SHOP plan.
• If you enroll in SHOP coverage and have fewer than 25 employees, you may qualify for a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit worth up to 50% of your premium costs. The tax credit is available only for plans bought through the SHOP Marketplace written by an agent.