The SHOP FTE calculator is a quick way to see if you qualify to use the SHOP Marketplace, especially if you have a mix of full-time and part-time employees.

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace is open only to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.

Before you use the SHOP FTE calculator, have this information handy:

  • A list of all your employees, both full-time (those working 30 or more hours per week) and part-time (fewer than 30 hours per week)
  • The hours worked per week by part-time employees. You’ll be able to enter the hours worked by each part-time employee onto a worksheet that will calculate the total hours worked by all part-time employees.

Learn more (PDF) about how FTEs are counted for SHOP.

Have questions about the SHOP Marketplace for businesses with 50 or fewer employees? Call 1-800-706-7893 (TTY users: 711). Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Agents and brokers helping small businesses may also use this number.