How to work with a SHOP-registered insurance agent or broker

you can work with a shop-registered agent or broker to enroll in small business health options program (shop) insurance.

IMPORTANT: Looking for a SHOP-registered agent or broker?

  • Find Local Help: to find one in your area.
  • Help On Demand: from an agent or broker.

Getting help from an agent or broker

shop-registered agents and brokers can provide help with shop insurance — from comparing plans to helping you enroll. specifically, they can help you:

  • Determine if your business is
  • Understand the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • Apply for SHOP coverage
  • Review and compare plans and features
  • Help employees learn about your coverage offer
  • Enroll in a plan
  • Manage and update your coverage after you’re enrolled
  • Handle renewals and plan changes

in general, you won't pay more if you use an agent or broker.

Note: If you're not using an agent or broker, you can enroll through your insurance company.

Choosing an agent or broker

  • Work with your current agent or broker: You can continue working with your agent or broker as long as they're registered with SHOP.
  • Find a new agent or broker: and check the box for small businesses, and you’ll see a list of SHOP-registered agents and brokers in your area. You can also enter your contact information on the tool and an agent or broker will reach out to you.