This must be provided to all eligible employees, enrolled or not.
Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to affordable coverage through a new competitive private health insurance market – the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace offers “one-stop shopping” to find and compare private health insurance options. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins October 1, 2013.
Section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act creates a new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) section 18B requiring a notice to employees of coverage options available through the Marketplace.
Originally scheduled to go out by March 1, 2013, the deadline was moved to October 1st, the date the Marketplace went live.
Source: DOL Technical Release 2013-02
Regulations and Guidance
Regulations & Guidance
|DOL Technical Release 2013-02
Guidance on the Notice to Employees of Coverage Options under Fair Labor Standards Act §18B and Updated Model Election Notice under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
|Model Notice for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees | MS Word Format | Spanish | MS Word Format
New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage: Model Notice for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees. Due by October 1, 2013.
|Model Notice for employers who do not offer a health plan | MS Word Format | Spanish | MS Word Format
New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage: Model Notice for employers who do not offer a health plan. Due by October 1, 2013.
|DOL FAQ on Notice of Coverage Options
Answers the question: Can an employer be fined for failing to provide employees with notice about the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplace?
|COBRA Model Election Notice | Spanish | Redline Version (to show May 2013 changes)
New COBRA Model Election Notice