finding a plan
Minnesota's Small Business Health Options Program, known as the SHOP exchange, is open to organizations with up to 50 workers.
Businesses may choose a traditional group coverage plan or create a defined benefit plan, in which they contribute a certain amount of money toward insurance, and workers go to the exchange and buy the health plan that best fits their needs.
But the number of small businesses using MNsure is coming in far below expectations.
Small business enrollment
Accounts opened: 1,924
Purchased insurance: 115
Employees covered: 475
Employees covered by March 31: 8,925
Employees covered in first year: 13,125