Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
MNsure is not offering SHOP plans in 2019. MNsure, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Delta Dental are working together to smoothly transition groups into off-exchange plans if they are interested in doing so when their group approaches its 2018 renewal date.
- Current SHOP enrollees will continue to have SHOP coverage until their group’s specific renewal date in 2018. During this time, MNsure will continue to provide operational support to SHOP groups, including processing of new hires and employee terminations, employer changes and premium invoicing.
- MNsure SHOP and insurance companies will provide additional communication and direction to currently enrolled employers, employees and brokers as each SHOP group approaches its 2018 renewal date.
- MNsure is working with the federal government to determine how small businesses can access the tax credits that they are eligible for under the Affordable Care Act.
This does not affect the almost 130,000 Minnesotans—early retirees, self-employed and others—enrolled through MNsure on an individual basis, or the rest of the small group market.