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Health Insurance Exchanges Notice Requirements

Health Insurance Exchanges are government-regulated private health insurance markets where individuals can purchase standardized health insurance plans.

More Data Vulnerabilities, Cyber Breaches Detected in Healthcare Exchanges

by Reed Smith on

Government audits continue to reveal that millions of people’s personally identifiable information is at risk. Continuous audit reports by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of The Department of Health and Human...more

COBRA Meets ACA – Time to Update COBRA Notices

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The Affordable Care Act created a new option to obtain health insurance for employees who are losing job-based coverage—the Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly referred to as the “Exchange”). Because this new coverage...more

DOL Issues Updated Model COBRA Notices

On May 2, 2014, the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued proposed regulations amending the notice requirements under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended (“COBRA”). The proposed regulations...more

New COBRA and CHIP Notices Highlight Affordable Care Act Marketplaces

by Williams Mullen on

The Department of Labor recently issued updated model COBRA continuation coverage and Childrens’ Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) notices. Plan administrators should begin using the new notices immediately. ...more

HEAL Advisory: New COBRA Model Notices and Coordination with Marketplace Enrollment

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On May 2, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services published a series of guidance and model notices clarifying the provision of health insurance to recently terminated employees. The Department of...more

A Snake in the Grass No More? DOL Proposes New COBRA Forms

As part of its continuing efforts to update the sleepier corners of the employee benefits world to conform to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed new...more

New Model COBRA Notices

by Baker Donelson on

To coordinate information about the new marketplace/exchange coverage that may be available under the Affordable Care Act, today the U.S. Department of Labor, in conjunction with the IRS and U.S. Department of Health and...more

Save The Date: Oct. 1, 2013 — ACA Open Enrollment Begins

by LeClairRyan on

A fundamental feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Act”) is the introduction of health care exchanges, or marketplaces, where individuals and small businesses may purchase “affordable” and...more

Newsletter: Exchange Notice to be Delivered to All Employees by October 1, 2013

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

As part of the ongoing compliance efforts related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), employers who are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must provide notice to their employees of...more

Deadline Fast Approaching for the Health Insurance Exchange Notice - Notices Must be Given to Current Employees by October 1

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The Affordable Care Act requires employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to notify employees of the coverage options available through state insurance exchanges, such as Covered California. Notice must be...more

Health Reform Update September 2013: Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange Notices

by Burr & Forman on

All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are supposed to provide a Notice by October 1, 2013 to all employees informing them about health insurance available through the Marketplace/Exchange. The DOL...more

EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Alert - No employer penalties for lack of exchange notice

by McAfee & Taft on

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an employer subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must provide a written notice to current employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace (the “Exchange Notice”) by October 1, 2013,...more

Not Everything in Health Reform is Delayed: Employers Must Send Notices to Employees by October 1

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their current employees, in writing, about their health insurance options under the new Health Exchanges in 2014. The notice requirement applies to all employers subject to the...more

Affordable Care Act Requires Employers To Provide Health Insurance Exchange Notices By October 1, 2013

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

Last month, the Obama Administration made the decision to delay penalties under the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015. However, it did not delay an employer's obligation to...more

Complying with the Affordable Care Act’s Exchange Notice Requirement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers of all sizes to provide their employees a notice of the availability of coverage through public...more

The Clock is Ticking -- October 1 Deadline Approaches for Employers to Issue Health Care Exchange Notice

by Baker Donelson on

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidance issued under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to provide employees with a notice regarding health care exchanges (now called "marketplaces"). ...more

Notice Of Coverage Options In Exchange Distributable To Employees By October 1, 2013 Under Health Care Reform Act

by Butler Snow LLP on

Update: On July 2, 2013, the Treasury Department posted a blog announcing its intention to delay – until January 1, 2015 – the employer shared responsibility and related requirements of the Health Care Reform Act, and that...more

DOL Guidance on Notice of Exchange Options

by Morgan Lewis on

New notice describing availability of Exchange coverage must be provided by October 1, 2013. ...more

Notice to Employees Regarding Health Insurance Exchange Coverage Options

by King & Spalding on

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will be able to purchase medical coverage through state and federal health insurance exchanges (the “Marketplaces”). These Marketplaces will offer...more

The Marketplace is coming, the Marketplace is coming!

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Come October some employers will have to provide a notice to employees on health care coverage options. The notice concerns the “Health Insurance Marketplace” (the “Marketplace”) which will open on January 1, 2014. The...more

Health Insurance Marketplace Notice Requirements

by McCarter & English, LLP on

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("PPACA"). Shortly thereafter, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 ("HCERA") was signed into law. PPACA...more

Employers Must Comply With New DOL Notice Requirement Regarding Health Care Exchanges Under Affordable Care Act

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidance imposing notice requirements on employers regarding the health care exchanges that are a key element of the Affordable Care Act. ...more

Affordable Care Act Update

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary guidance for employers to help them meet their obligations to notify employees of their health insurance exchange coverage options. State health insurance...more

USDOL Issues ACA Guidance For Employers On Mandatory Health Care Coverage Notices

by Genova Burns LLC on

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released Technical Release 2013-02 which provides guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) requirement that employers provide all employees with notice of health...more

U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Model Notices Of Health Insurance Options

by Cole Schotz on

By October 1, 2013, most employers will be required to provide their current employees and new hires with notices of health insurance options. The notice is required to, among other things, inform employees of the existence...more

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