Covered California has launched upgrades to its website that allow small business owners to enroll online in insurance coverage.

Owners with businesses of up to 50 employees can now enroll them personally at or contract through a broker.

Businesses may qualify for a federal tax cridit if they have fewer than 25 full-time employees, pay them an average of less than $50 thousand annually and contribute at least one-half toward premium costs.  

Just last week President Obama announced a one-year delay for small business signups on the troubled federal website,