While you are not eligible to purchase small group health insurance or SHOP coverage in most states, you can purchase individual market coverage and may be able to qualify for financial assistance through the health insurance marketplace for individuals. Note, however, that some states may allow you to purchase small group health insurance as a “sole proprietor.”
(42 U.S.C. § 18024; 45 C.F.R. § 144.03 (definition of “small employer”).