Notice: Due October 1: Employee Notices - Health Insurance Exchange August 29, 2013 Alert ACA, Accountable Care Act, Alert, California Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California, employers, Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, health insurance exchange, MARSH, Notice 0 One of the provisions of the ACA requires employers to provide their employees notice of the new state health insurance exchange (Covered California). Regardless of whether or not your practice offers employees health insurance, employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are required to provide notification of purchasing options and subsidies available through the Covered California health exchange by October 1, 2013 (model notices are available at www.marshhealthoptions.com). Generally employers with one or more employees who generate sales of $500,000 or more annually are required to provide the notice. There is one notice for employers who provide their employees with health insurance and one notice for employers who do not provide health insurance to their employees. Since the FLSA applies broadly, most employers are subject to the requirement. A Department of Labor online compliance tool: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/flsa/scope/screen24.asp can help employers determine whether they are covered by the law. Comments are closed.