Employers Must Provide Healthcare Law Notice by October 1

Many of us will be getting a lot of information in the next week or so regarding the new Healthcare Law. Here’s some information on what to expect.

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Many employers are facing a healthcare deadline that imposes a major paperwork burden. Under the Affordable Care Act, most employers are required to provide a notice to each employee by October 1, 2013 explaining their options available under the law.

According to the Department of Labor, “the notice must be provided in writing in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee.” It can be provided by first-class mail or electronically if the certain requirements are met.

The written notice must:

1. Inform employees of the existence of the “Health Insurance Marketplace,” and include a description of the services it provides and how employees can contact the Marketplace to request assistance.

2. If the employer plan’s share of the total allowed costs of benefits provided under the plan is less than 60 percent of such costs, inform the employee that he or she may be eligible for a…

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