Required Employer Notice for Affordable Care Act

Posted on September 4, 2013

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Under the Affordable Care Act employers are required to provide written notices to all employers by October 1, 2013 about their State’s insurance Exchange and options available.

The Department of Labor issued Technical Release No. 2013-02 to offer guidance regarding the requirement that must be met for the written notice. This can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/tr13-02.html

So what do employers need to do? Employers will need to issue 1 of 3 Model Notices to all employees.

The 3 Model Notices available apply to:

1)       Employers who offer a health plan, http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithplans.pdf

2)       Employers who do not offer a health plan,  http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithoutplans.pdf

3)       COBRA Elections,  http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/index.html

After October 1st, any new hires need to be provided the Model Notices that are applicable within 14 days of hire.

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