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Enrollment Portal Walkthrough

Enrolling employees on our WebECI portal is easy – watch this 30 second walkthrough and see the steps set out with screenshots of exactly what you will see when enrolling employees.

Adding Dependents

Life events shouldn’t be daunting. Our webECI portal makes adding dependents simple. Watch this short video walk-through and see how easy your employees life events can be.


Whatever the reason, employees leave; and removing them from benefits coverage can seem like a time consuming task. Not so with SBMA’s Web ECI portal. Watch the walkthrough and see how simple removal from the system can be.

Employer Mandate 2020

Employers must offer health insurance that is affordable and provides minimum value to 95% of their full-time employees and their children up to age 26, or be subject to penalties. The mandate applies to employers with 50* or more full-time employees, and/or full-time equivalents (FTEs) who work 30+ hours per week. Employers are required to offer coverage that provides “minimum value” and is “affordable,” or be subject to penalties.


  • For the 2019 plan year, the Shared Responsibility Payment (“mandate,” “penalty”) no longer applies. You don’t need an exemption for 2019 or beyond.

  • If you’re 30 or older and want a “Catastrophic” health plan, see details about exemptions and catastrophic coverage.

  • If you live in Maryland, visit Maryland Health Connection for information on 2017 exemptions and beyond.

  • If you live in the District of Columbia, visit DC Health Link for information on 2019 exemptions and beyond. For 2018, use this page, and for previous tax years, use the links below

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Find health coverage exemptions

  • Most people who don’t have qualifying health coverage must either pay a fee or qualify for an “exemption.”
  • Health coverage exemptions are available for a variety of reasons: certain life events, health coverage or financial status, group membership, and more. If you qualify, you don’t have to pay the penalty for the months you were uncovered and the exemption applies.