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CMS issues rules on insurance program for small businesses
Modern Healthcare

The CMS issued both final and proposed rules Friday governing an insurance marketplace for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

The Small Business Health Options Program, created under the healthcare reform law, will offer a marketplace of insurance plan options for small businesses beginning in 2014. States will have the option to allow businesses with more than 100 employees to purchase coverage through the SHOP Exchanges beginning in 2017.