"Arkansas SHOP" Opens for Small Business

Dec 14, 2015

An employee at Ozark Natural Foods Coop checks out a patron.
Credit Jacqueline Froelich

The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace, headquartered in Little Rock, has launched the "Small Business Health Options Program"—or SHOP for short. The state-based marketplace enables certain small businesses in Arkansas to enroll in affordable group health insurance plans, as part of the Affordable Health Care Act. We talk with two SHOP staff as well as with several small businesses.