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Covered California says small business health premiums will rise 5.2 percent statewide
Southern California Public Radio

Mom and pop businesses with 50 or fewer employees that buy health insurance plans through California’s state-run marketplace can expect an average premium increase of 5.2 percent in 2015, Covered California officials announced Monday.

The Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, allows small business owners to compare and buy employee insurance plans similar to those offered to large companies. And it offers tax credits to qualifying businesses that do provide health insurance to workers.

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