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Obamacare enrollment for small businesses delayed 1 year

Small businesses won't be able to use health care enrollment website to enroll employees for a year. (Source: CNN) Small businesses won't be able to use health care enrollment website to enroll employees for a year. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - There's another issue now with the health care enrollment website. Small businesses won't be able to use it to get coverage for their employees for another year.

However, they will be able to sign up for coverage other ways.

In a statement, health and human services said small employers will use "direct enrollment."

That means the businesses interested in buying insurance in the program will have to use an insurer or broker.

The Affordable Care Act doesn't require companies with fewer than 50 employees to buy insurance for workers.

But those that do may qualify for subsidies to reduce their costs.

This is just the latest issue with the Healthcare.gov.

Recurring breakdowns, error messages and delays botched the federal web portal rollout last month.

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