(Bloomberg) -- Small businesses won’t be able to enroll in new online health insurance marketplaces until Nov. 1 in most U.S. states, the latest delay for the Obama administration’s signature health-care law.

Small businesses won’t be able to sign up their employees for coverage until November in 36 states where the federal government is running insurance exchanges, said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Businesses can shop for coverage on the government’s websites beginning Oct. 1, the original date the marketplaces were scheduled to open, the agency said in a statement.

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