Monday, October 7, 2013

Employers still obligated to notify employees despite missed deadline

Although the October 1 deadline has passed for employers to notify employees of the Health Care Marketplaces, it is still necessary for employers to do so. The reasoning for notification is two-fold—to inform employees that they need to obtain coverage on the exchange if they are not covered; and to protect you should an employee have an unpaid medical bill and a creditor is seeking payment.

The Health Care Marketplaces opened last week across the country. Despite the government shutdown, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect.
The National Restaurant Association launched its Online Notification Tool to assist employers in informing their employees about the ACA requirement. The individual mandate means that uncovered employees will need to obtain coverage on the Health Care Marketplace between Oct. 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014.

For more information about the NRA’s Online Notification Tool and to review the Health Care Primer, visit  

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