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Small Business Engagement in the SHOP

Small Business Engagement in the SHOP

This study, prepared in August 2012 by the University of Illinois School of Public Health for the Illinois Department of Insurance, examined the environment for developing the state’s health insurance exchange for small business. The exchange was being created by the State of Illinois to promote and facilitate the provision of health coverage by small businesses under the ACA. The study, based on a ,telephone survey of small-businees owners, supplemented by a small set of focus groups, provided information to assist DOI and General Assembly in the planning and development of the SHOP.