Affordable Care Act Notification

All employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (has at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue) are encouraged to notify all employees about the Affordable Care Act’s health-care exchanges.  Details about the notification are as follows:

  • Notice should be given to employees by October 1, 2013 (date the health-care exchanges are set to open)
  • Notice should be either hand-delivered, mailed, or emailed to employees
  • Notice should be given to all employees regardless of whether the employee is covered in the employer’s health plan
  • Notice should be given to all full-time and part-time employees
  • Employees hired after October 1, 2013 should be given the notice within 14 days of the employee’s start date
  • Two types of notices – one for employers who offer health insurance and one for employers who do not
  • Templates of the notices are available through the Department of Labor and can be found at the following links:
  • No penalties will be imposed on employers for not providing the notice, however, providing the notice to employees could be beneficial to them