Employer Responsibilities under the Health Insurance Marketplace

All employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are responsible for providing notice to their employees about Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options.

What Should be Included in the Notice?

The notice must inform employees of:

  • The existence of the Marketplace,
  • The ability to receive a premium tax credit for purchasing a qualified health plan through the Marketplace,
  • The potential to lose the employer contribution to any health benefit plan offered by the employer if the employee purchases a qualified health plan through the Marketplace, and
  • The manner in which the employee may contact the Marketplace to request assistance.

The Department of Labor provides two model notices. One for employers who do not offer a health plan and another for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees. To access the notices, please visit this Department of Labor page.

When Must Employers Provide the Notice?

Employers must provide the Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options notice to all employees at the time of hiring.

For more information regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options notice, please visit this Department of Labor page.

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