Employer Notice of Coverage Options

As a requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all employers with over $500,000 in annual revenue are required to notify all employees about their healthcare options available through the Health Insurance Exchanges. This Benefits Bulletin addresses the temporary guidance of this notification that was issued on May 8, 2013.

Employers are not yet required to provide notices under this temporary guidance, and can wait until formal guidance is provided later this year.

This notification is called the Employer Notice of Coverage Options, and a template is located at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithplans.pdf. Originally scheduled for March 1, 2013, this notice deadline has been delayed until October 1, 2013 to coincide with the beginning of the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) open enrollment period.