Under the health care law, many employers must notify their employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace by October 1, 2013. Click here to quickly assess if you are required to comply with the law.


If your company is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must provide a written notice to employees informing them:

  • About the the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • That, depending on any coverage you offer, they may be able to get lower costs on private insurance in the Marketplace based on their income
  • That if they buy insurance through the Marketplace, they may lose the employer contribution (if any) to their health benefits

You must provide these notices to all employees by October 1, 2013. This is true regardless of their full-time or part-time status or whether they’re enrolled in your health care plan (if you have one). You must do the same for all new hires starting October 1, 2013.


Links to downloadable model notices are available in English and Spanish in two different formats (PDF and MS WORD) on the U.S. Department of Labor website.


There is no daily fine for failing to meet this requirement. Read this FAQ on notice of coverage options.


Get more details and guidance on employee notices in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Technical Release 2013-02.

For more information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or health care reform, visit the U.S. Department of Labor website or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.