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Small businesses signing up despite online SHOP enrollment delay, but CMS official offers no numbers
Modern Healthcare

The federal insurance exchange’s one-year delay in online enrollment for the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is not stopping small employers from getting coverage for their employees, Gary Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the CMS told lawmakers Wednesday.

But he did not provide any data on how many companies have signed their employees up for coverage.

The House Small Business Committee held the hearing on the electronic enrollment delay because of concerns that the administration’s decision undermined the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s goal of simplifying the purchase of affordable employer-sponsored health insurance.