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New Website Walks N.J. Entrepreneurs
Through Federal Business Health Insurance Marketplace

By on January 2, 2014

In the wake of news that online portion of federal small business health insurance marketplace will be delayed, Small Business Majority launches the New Jersey Health Coverage Guide to help entrepreneurs navigate the enrollment process through the federal small business marketplace… 

Small Business Majority recently launched the New Jersey Health Coverage Guide, a new website that walks New Jersey small business owners through the federal small business marketplace and provides resources that will help them begin the enrollment process.

On Nov. 27, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the online portion of the federal small business marketplace through Healthcare.gov will be delayed a year. However, small businesses can still enroll in the marketplace exactly as they do now in the outside market. The New Jersey Health Coverage Guide walks small business owners in the Garden State through that process and explains the complex terminology and options the marketplace offers. It details who’s eligible for coverage, how to choose a health plan, how owners can enroll their business and their employees and what the marketplace provides. It also answers questions about the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance market in general.

In addition, the Guide provides contact information for Small Business Majority’s small business health insurance experts if entrepreneurs have questions that aren’t addressed on the website.

“There continues to be tremendous confusion around the new marketplace, especially for small business owners,” said Erik Rettig, Small Business Majority’s Northeast Outreach Manager. “This website is exclusively for New Jersey small business owners looking to get information about the marketplace, clear up any confusion they have and find out how they can enroll in a plan today.”

The new health insurance marketplace is still the most important component of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses. The marketplace will allow small businesses to pool their buying power to help drive down coverage costs. And small employers that do offer coverage may also be eligible for a tax credit of up to 50 percent of their premiums.

Visit the website at http://healthcoverageguide.org/states/new-jersey/

About Small Business Majority
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