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 .