Notice Must Be Distributed to Current Employees No Later Than October 1, 2013

Following a delay in the original effective date, employers will need to comply with the new requirement to provide each employee a written notice with information about a Health Insurance Exchange (also known as a Marketplace) beginning this fall. Below are four important reminders about the notice.

  1. The notice requirement applies to employers covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  2. Employers must provide the notice to each employee, regardless of plan enrollment status (if applicable) or of part-time or full-time status.
  3. The U.S. Department of Labor has provided two sample notices employers may use to comply with this requirement.
  4. Notices must be provided to each current employee no later than October 1, 2013, and to each new employee at the time of hiring beginning October 1, 2013.

Technical Release 2013-02 includes additional details regarding this notice requirement.

Clients can log into HR Advisor and visit our section on Health Care Reform for information on this and other notices required to be provided and to download additional model notices available for employers and group health plans.