ATNE is the method by which the state of PA will define group size under the Affordable Care Act. Any individual for whom a company issues a W-2 (including full-time, part-time and seasonal employees) is counted in the calculation of ATNE. The average number of employees throughout a 12 month period will determine whether the group is defined as large or small.
Example ATNE Calculations
The group in the example below is considered a small group because their average total number of employees is 21.
Although at first glance, the group in the next example (below) may appear to be a small group, when the ATNE calculation is completed their average total number of employees is 52 and therefore they are not considered a small group.
Participation requirements are based only on full-time eligible employees but the above calculation determines the quoting process, rating methodology and portfolio of products available from the carriers.