One of the responsibilities employers have under the Affordable Care Act is to notify employees about the health insurance marketplaces that will open in October 2013.
Employers of all sizes are required to provide the notification to employees at time of hire. The notice has to go to full-time and part-time employees. For all current employees, the original notification deadline was March 1, 2013. However the Department of Labor (DOL) changed that deadline to no later than October 1, 2013, to coincide with the initial open enrollment period for the marketplace.
The written notification has to do three things:
The DOL has released model notices that employers can use to meet the requirement. There are versions for:
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