As an employer, what information should I gather to offer coverage to my employees through the Small Business Marketplace?

In preparation to apply for health insurance coverage for your employees, an employer should gather the following information for every employee (whether or not they are planning to enroll in health insurance):

  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent demographics; including relationship to Employee
  • Email address
  • Employment Type (e.g. Full-time, Part-time)
  • Gender
  • Hire Date
  • Name (First and last)
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone Number
  • Preferred Method of Contact
  • Tobacco Usage

This information can be entered manually or uploaded to the Employer Portal application system. The Small Business Marketplace provides employers with an employee roster template to enter each employee’s information. The excel template is helpful to expedite the application process when there are 5 or more employees, including spouse/dependent(s).

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As a business owner, am I eligible to offer health insurance to my employees through the Small Business Marketplace? How do I apply?
As an employee, what is the process for enrolling in coverage through the Small Business Marketplace?
How and when do I report changes to the Small Business Marketplace?
What is the Small Business Marketplace?