We wanted to keep you informed of the recent announcement today from the Department of Health and Human Services that they are going to delay online enrollment for the Federally Facilitated SHOP Marketplace until at least November 1, 2013.

Additionally, the Spanish Language version of Healthcare.gov will not be fully up and running until at least the end of October. The SHOP Marketplace will only be able to accept paper applications on October 1st. The SHOP will have a list of carriers participating, plan and rate summaries available for review, but the full functionality of the online comparisons, will not be available until at least November 1st.

We will continue to keep you informed of any further developments.