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Notice of Exchange By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their employees about the availability of the Exchange.  New hires must be provided the notice within 14 days of their hire date. Information about this requirement, as well as the […]


Notice of Exchange

By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their employees about the availability of the Exchange.  New hires must be provided the notice within 14 days of their hire date.

Information about this requirement, as well as the model notice, can be found in Technical Release No. 2013-2 at: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/tr13-02.html .

Specifically, please see Section III, paragraphs B-E, for pertinent information regarding who, where, when, what and how to provide the notice.  Paragraph E contains a link to the DOL website where you can find the model notice under “Notice to Employees of Coverage Options.” 

Link to Model Notice for employers who offer coverage: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithplans.pdf .
Link to Model Notice for employers who do not offer coverage: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithoutplans.pdf


Updated COBRA Notices

Technical Release No. 2013-2 also sets forth updates to the Model COBRA Election Notices.  See Section IV of http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/tr13-02.html .


Government Websites

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/index.html
https://www.healthcare.gov

For further guidance and updates from Fraser Trebilcock attorneys, contact us at 517-482-5800. Attorney Elizabeth Latchana can also be reached at elatchana@fraserlawfirm.com or 517-377-0826.