Notifying employees of health coverage options – materials to help employers meet the FLSA mandate by Oct. 1, 2013.
A new provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that all employees must receive notification of the health coverage options becoming available in 2014. The FLSA outlines specific information that employers must provide all employees by Oct. 1, 2013. The goal is to help employees determine if they should opt out of employer-provided benefits to shop for insurance on the public exchange.
This requirement applies to ALL employers that come under the FLSA – whether you offer health insurance coverage to your employees or NOT. Check to see whether the FLSA applies to your business.
The Department of Labor has provided templates for creating the employee notifications. They include customizable areas and general information about the public exchange.
Templates can be downloaded from the links below:
Jon Jepsen, CIC