Employee Benefits International is Moving!
EBI Ohio is moving to a new office on October 31st, 2014! We are moving down the hall into a larger suite, so our address will remain the same but our fax number and suite number will change. The new address will be:
4700 Rockside Road
Summit One, Suite 540
Cleveland, OH 44131
In addition, even though EBI Arizona is not moving offices, their fax number will change effective October 31st, 2014:
Prior AZ Fax: 602-926-0330
New AZ Fax: 602-800-5080
We look forward to showing off our new space!
Ohio Selected to be a SHOP Early-Launch State
The state has been selected by HHS/CMS to be one of the five early-launch states for the new Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), an online marketplace through which small businesses can purchase health insurance starting this fall.
Beginning October 20, Ohio’s small employers (50 or fewer employees) will be able to browse the SHOP marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Employers can complete the SHOP application, receive an eligibility determination and upload an employee roster. Once qualified health plans are available, about a week before November 15, employers also will be able to browse the plans to determine how much coverage will cost in advance of the November 15 go-live date for online purchasing. Your EBI account manager or executive is happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding this process.
The early launch will give employers in the five selected states the opportunity to review the site early, while giving HHS/CMS the chance to get feedback on the SHOP marketplace before the nationwide launch on November 15. The other four early-launch states are Delaware, Illinois, Missouri and New Jersey.
EBI Named to the Inc. 5000 for the Third Consecutive Year!
EBI is proud to reveal that we have been named to the Inc. 500/5000 for the third consecutive year! The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which ranks the country's top 5000 fastest-growing private companies and also features a special ranking of the top 10% of the list as the Inc. 500. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. EBI joins 53 other Cleveland-based companies on the 5000 list for 2014, and ranked number 34 out of 67 total insurance brokerages that made the list.
Thank you again to all of our valued clients, we couldn't do it without you.