Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
A marketplace through which small businesses can provide medical and dental insurance to their employees.
The criterions a small business need to qualify for participating in SHOP marketplace includes:
Employers must have 1-50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
Must offer coverage to all full-time employee
70% of employees must accept the offered coverage
Presence of office or employee work site within the SHOP Marketplace service area