How are employees counted for determining whether a group is a small or large employer?

For determining whether coverage is purchased in the small or large group market:

  • Average Total Number of Employees (ATNE)
  • All employees are counted as 1 – full-time, part-time, eligible, ineligible
  • 51+ = large group

For determining whether a group is an applicable large employer:

  • Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs)
  • Full-timers working more than 30 hours per week count as 1
  • Part-timers count as a fraction of a full-time employee
  • 50+ = applicable large employer

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