New Obamacare Notice To Employees Effective October 1, 2013

The Department of Labor (DOL) is advising that as of October 1, 2013, an employer should provide its employees with a written notice about the Health Insurance Marketplace. For new employees hired after October 1, 2013, the notice should be provided within two weeks of the date of hire. Note that the DOL has provided two separate Model Notices: (1) a Model Notice for those employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees; and (2) a Model Notice for those employers who do not offer a health plan. Both Model Notices can be found on the DOL webpage at the following link: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-noticeofcoverageoptions.html.