In Case You Missed It: ACA Notice Must Be Given By October 1


EmpBlog-9.23.2013-ACABy October 1, 2013, every employer must provide employees with a Notice of the Affordable Care Act and the availability of health insurance through the health plan Marketplaces. There are two model notices that have been developed by the Department of Labor. Employers who do not offer health insurance should provide the notice which can be downloaded at Employers who do offer health insurance should provide the notice that can be downloaded at

In addition, a revised model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice has been developed by the Department of Labor. The revised notice contains information on health plan availability through the available federal or state marketplaces mandated by the ACA beginning on January 1, 2014. The new model COBRA Notice can be downloaded at

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