CHA News Article

ACA Deadline to Provide Benefit Information to Employees Is Imminent

While several of the major employer provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were recently delayed, numerous deadlines and obligations are still pending. In particular, employers must provide notice to employees of the existence of the state health exchange no later than Oct. 1, 2013. The Department of Labor says that it will not impose fines on employers who do not provide the notice to employees;  nonetheless, it continues to direct employers to do so. Model notices are available on the U.S. Department of Labor website, including separate notices for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees, and those who do not. In addition, the model notices are available in English and Spanish.

The ACA employer provisions will be discussed at CHA’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar to be held in Sacramento on Oct. 29 and in Glendale on Nov. 6.