Skip to main content

ALERT: KPBS Radio is undergoing scheduled upgrade work which may result in temporary signal outages.

LATEST UPDATES: Tracking COVID-19 | Vaccines | Racial Justice

Covered California Rebrands Program For Small Businesses

Covered California's health insurance program for small businesses is getting a new name and a new marketing campaign.

Covered California's health insurance program for small businesses is getting a makeover.

The Small Business Health Options Program, formerly known as SHOP, is being re-branded as Covered California for Small Business.

As of March 1, the program had signed up 2,289 small employers statewide.

Exchange officials hope the new name and new marketing campaign will entice more businesses to enroll. Covered California is emphasizing the federal tax credits that small employers may be eligible for.

Insurance agents throughout California offer the program, but some of them haven’t been paid commissions for more than a year.

Covered California officials said they want to resolve that situation soon.


San Diego News Now podcast branding

San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

  • Need help keeping up with the news that matters most? Get the day's top news — ranging from local to international — straight to your inbox each weekday morning.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Curious San Diego banner

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.