New Mexico: 369 SHOP enrollees; SHOP not available in MD until April, only 2 counties in WA

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Happy Voter

Hmmm...the same article uses 2 slightly different numbers (368 and 370)...I'll split the difference for the moment :)

New Mexico is also noteworthy in that while their individual ACA market is being handled by the federal exchange ( for the first 2 years, they're already running their own small business (SHOP) market themselves.

Meanwhile, I've been informed that Washington State only has their SHOP program running in 2 counties, while Maryland's won't be operational until April (SHOP enrollments are open year-round, while individual/family enrollments are only available through 3/31).

As of Jan. 15, 368 people had purchased insurance through New Mexico’s SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) exchange for small businesses. 

...So far, 370 people have enrolled in insurance plans on the SHOP exchange, according to the NMHIX. A total of 1,542 employers have set up accounts on the exchange and they represent 3,962 employees.

Next year Washington — with the exception of two counties bordering Oregon — will be the only state without a Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP. That means the vast majority of the state’s small employers won’t have a shot at federal tax credits that, under the Affordable Care Act, reduce the cost of health insurance for their employees.

We recognize that each business owner’s needs are different. Maryland small group health insurance offers four levels of options—bronze, silver, gold and platinum—to make it easier for both you and your employees to compare plans. The SHOP has no specific open enrollment period, so you can sign up at any time after April 1, 2014.