By Joe Leibovich
The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new posting requirements for employers regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“the Act”). These new requirements go into effect October 1, 2013. In addition to posting the information, it must be given to employees hired on or after that date, and current employees must be given the information on or before October 1.
The purpose of the notices is to give employees information regarding healthcare options, including information about the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace established under the Act.
In addition, the DOL has issued a new model COBRA notice to deal with provisions of the Act. A copy is available here.