Small Business (SHOP) Program Details

SHOP Program

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) provided Maryland’s small businesses access to the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit through implementation of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) beginning in April 2014. The participating carriers have been certified by MHBE to offer SHOP plans. As of Aug. 1, 2018, MHBE has implemented a direct enrollment process where employers and their brokers can enroll directly with the insurance carriers. Employers and brokers can obtain quotes and plan implementation materials directly from the insurance carriers.

Employer Section (If you are an employer who is interested in Maryland’s SHOP please see the Maryland Health Connection website.)

SHOP Reference Manual

SHOP Authorized Producer Directory

SHOP Quoting Tool and Instructions

MHBE has created a preliminary quoting tool for SHOP Business. This tool consolidates all SHOP carriers, plan information and their premium rates in one location for plan shopping by both insurance brokers and their SHOP-eligible groups.

Please find the latest version to the 2019 Maryland SHOP Quoting Tool and Instructions below:
SHOP Quoting Tool Instructions
2019 SHOP Quoting Tool

Authorized brokers should also visit the Producer Toolbox for access to webinars and other tools for SHOP.

SHOP Partnership with Authorized Brokers

MHBE has partnered with authorized SHOP brokers who can provide your small business and employees with free help enrolling in the SHOP.

They are trained to provide expertise and support to make the best health insurance decisions for you and your employees as well as guide you through the new business and renewal processes with the carrier.

Your input matters.

Please contact us MHBE.SHOP@maryland.gov for assistance, questions or comments.