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How will Members of Congress and designated congressional staff obtain health coverage in 2014?

House of Representatives and Senate offices will provide health coverage to Members of Congress and designated staff through the Marketplace.  OPM has determined the most appropriate Marketplace is the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). SHOPs were established to administer group health benefits to employees of small businesses. Given the location of Congress in Washington D.C., OPM has determined that the DC SHOP, known as the DC Health Link Small Business Market administered by the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, is the appropriate SHOP from which Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will purchase health insurance in order to receive a Government contribution. For more information, visit OPM's webpage for Members of Congress.

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