The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace helps businesses provide health coverage to their employees.
The SHOP Marketplace is generally open to employers with 1-50 full-time-equivalent employees (FTEs) (In Virginia, the FF-SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 1-100 FTE employees.). If you have fewer than 25 employees, you may qualify for a tax credit if you buy insurance through the SHOP Marketplace. Learn more about SHOP Marketplace eligibility rules and the Small Business Health Care tax Credit.
If you’re a sole proprietor or self-employed with no employees, you can get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace for Individuals and Families, but not through the SHOP Marketplace.
To access the SHOP Marketplace visit HealthCare.gov.