Company Overview
BenefitMall is a leader - and an innovator - in employee benefits and payroll services.
Value of a General Agency
As a General Agency, BenefitMall partners with more than 125 carriers nationwide.
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BenefitMall highly recommends working with a benefits broker when searching for health insurance.
Small Business Health Options Program

Maryland's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) helps Maryland small businesses and non-profit organizations provide health insurance coverage to their employees. The SHOP is the only place where small businesses may enroll to qualify for a health care tax credit from the IRS to help lower the cost of coverage for their employees.

BenefitMall is Maryland's official SHOP Administrator and is trained to provide free expertise and support to make the best health insurance decisions for you and your employees.

The SHOP is open to Maryland businesses with 50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees.

For Employers:

Visit Maryland Health Connection's small business guide to:

We recommend getting help from an authorized insurance producer to provide guidance, expertise and support in making the best health insurance decisions for your employees and your budget. We can help you select a SHOP-authorized insurance producer.


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We're here to help:

  • Process your eligibility application to see if your small business can enroll in the SHOP.
  • Provide your business with easy administration of your health insurance, such as adding or dropping employees and explaining different ways to pay your single monthly bill.
  • Manage the new hire and open enrollment process to notify you and your employees of any approaching deadlines.
  • Provide daily customer service support services to answer any questions you have regarding enrollment, termination, premium invoice or the administrative guidelines of your SHOP plan.

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For Brokers:

Brokers must obtain certification before they can assist a group in SHOP.

Visit the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange's producer guide for more information on:

  • How to become an authorized producer
  • Producer training and requirements
  • Producer tools and resources

Find more information on the producer authorization guide here.

Once you become an authorized producer, you will have access to BenefitMall's personalized Broker Workspace and Client Ready Quote System®, the foremost quoting and proposal tool for small group benefits.

Our Client Ready Quote System offers leading technology and robust carrier content, including side-by-side comparison reporting, real-time searches and ratings, customizable "favorite" lists and market-recommended plans and iPad compatibility. The tool includes Maryland SHOP marketplace filters to provide Employer Choice and Employee Choice quoting.

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