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What’s new for SHOP in 2018

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Yvonne Villante

Director of Marketing at Softheon
Yvonne Villante is the Director of Marketing at Softheon. Before this, Yvonne held several roles within the organization including Senior Research Manager, Corporate Research Manager, and Marketing Research Analyst. She holds a MBA in healthcare administration from Ohio University and a BS in business management from SUNY Stony Brook. During her undergraduate studies, she graduated within the top 10% of her class.
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The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) will remain open for small businesses with 1-50 employees in 2018, and will boast new features that’ll impact how small employers and their employees enroll in and manage their coverage for SHOP plans starting on or after January 1, 2018.

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May Round-up: CMS Announces Plan to End FF-SHOP; Expand Direct Enrollment; 90-day Stay for Cost-sharing Reduction Payments

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Yvonne Villante

Director of Marketing at Softheon
Yvonne Villante is the Director of Marketing at Softheon. Before this, Yvonne held several roles within the organization including Senior Research Manager, Corporate Research Manager, and Marketing Research Analyst. She holds a MBA in healthcare administration from Ohio University and a BS in business management from SUNY Stony Brook. During her undergraduate studies, she graduated within the top 10% of her class.
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CMS Announces Plan to End FF-SHOP

On May 15, Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency would implement a FF-SHOP overhaul. Under the proposal, 33 Federally-Facilitated Small Business Health Options (FF-SHOP) Exchanges would effectively shut down on January 1, 2018. After November 15, 2017, employees of small businesses could check their eligibility on HealthCare.gov but would need to enroll in a plan directly from an insurance company, an agent or a broker.

According to CMS, the proposal would “reduce [the] budern on insurance companies, consumers, and American taxpayers, and make SHOP plans more readily available to those small businesses that need affordable health insurance options.” [1]

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