The Obama administration had announced that small business will have to wait a year until they are able to enroll for health insurance through HealthCare.gov.
With online enrollment initially set to begin on October 1st, this announcement comes as the most disappointing for small businesses.
As the third delay for the Small Business Health Options Program, resources to help small businesses will now have to wait another year to get better deals for health insurance. However, small business are still able to file paper applications for coverage because the delay only applies to online enrollment.
"Many of them already are served using agents and brokers, so the particular mechanism we've outlined today is in many cases very familiar to the small business community, and is something that will work for them," said CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille.