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ObamaCare: Health Coverage Info for Employees

Notify existing employees now and new employees when hired

The Affordable Care Act requires that certain employers inform their employees of the existence of the Health Insurance Marketplace no later than October 1, 2013, and thereafter, whenever a new employee is hired.

My research indicates that schools (including preschools) are specifically covered by this notification requirement. Therefore, I recommend that ALL child care providers who have employees follow through and distribute health coverage information.

This is NOT about offering health insurance to child care workers. The ACA Employer Mandate, which takes effect in 2015, applies only to employers with over 50 full-time employees. This is simply about providing information to your employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Read more for some suggested handouts.

If you do NOT offer health insurance coverage to your employees:

Print and distribute this US Dept. of Labor notice.**

If you DO OFFER health insurance coverage to employees:

Print and distribute this US Dept. of Labor notice.**

**Enter your information in Part B of the Dept. of Labor notices before handing them out. Employees will need it when applying for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Covered California is the Health Insurance Marketplace for California residents. I suggest that California employers also print and distribute this fact sheet to all employees:

Covered California Fact Sheet

Last updated 29 October 2013

Posted on 2013-09-26 01:05:02