Paper is beating digital at the California small-group health insurance exchange division.
Officials at Covered California said they are shutting down their Small Business Health Options Program website while they redesign it.
The SHOP division has been taking applications on paper, and it will continue to do so while the exchange is overhauling the SHOP site.
The SHOP site “is projected to be back online in the fall of 2014,” the exchange said Wednesday.
Small businesses in California can buy exchange plans through a SHOP call center and through certified exchange agents.
Covered California enrolled 571 groups with 4,490 enrollees in exchange plans from Oct. 1, when open enrollment began, through Jan. 31. The exchange is processing 200 more applications for employers with about 1,200 plan enrollees.