Options for Small Businesses

The mayors of Kansas City, Missouri and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, along with the Mid-America Regional Council, encourage small business owners throughout the Kansas City metro to learn about coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, uninsured and underinsured employees can compare private health plans, apply for coverage and select an option that meets their budget and needs. Many employees who apply through the Marketplace also qualify for tax credits and savings on out-of-pocket costs based on their household size and income.

Read more here:

Letter from Mayors Mark Holland and Sly James»

Letter from Mid-America Regional Council»

Another option for small business owners is the Small Business Health Options Program, commonly known as SHOP, which is an online marketplace developed for businesses with one to 50 eligible employees. Businesses that buy SHOP coverage and have fewer than 25 employees, may qualify for a health care tax credit worth up to 50 percent of your premium costs.

Are you a small business owner who would like more information? Certified Application Counselors are available, at no cost, to conduct workshops about the Marketplace at your company's place of business. Trained counselors can also provide on-site, personalized assistance to employees, helping workers review plan options, guiding them through the enrollment process and helping them apply for coverage.

To schedule a workshop or public enrollment event, call 816-701-8389.