To comply with the Affordable Care Act, all employers are required to notify their employees of the coverage options available through the Health Insurance Exchanges (Marketplaces) by October 1, 2013. Originally, employers were required to notify employees by March 1, 2013; however, the provision was delayed in January. In mid-May, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) established the notice deadline that was postponed earlier—mandating all employers to provide notice to their employees by October 1. As well, the DOL has issued new guidance on the notice to employees on health insurance coverage through the Marketplace.
All employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is most employers, must provide notice to all current employees, regardless of part-time or full-time status, by October 1, 2013. For employees hired after this date, the information is to be provided at time of hire. Employers are not required to provide a separate notice to dependents. The notice needs to:
The DOL has released two model notices on their website:
Employers may use these sample notices or provide their own, ensuring it meets requirements listed above.
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