• Employer Notice of Health Insurance Exchange Coverage Options: Deadline Fast Approaching, but No DOL Penalty for Late Notice
  • September 30, 2013 | Author: Timothy P. Brechtel
  • Law Firm: Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans Office
  • Sometimes lost in the temporary reprieve from employer mandate penalties for 2014 is the fact that employers still have much to do this year to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). One such responsibility is the requirement to distribute notices to all employees regarding the pending availability of health insurance exchanges (now referred to as "marketplaces" by federal agencies), by October 1, 2013. This requirement is found under Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), which was added by Section 1512 of the ACA.