The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has delayed the original March 1 deadline for employers to comply with the new requirement under Health Care Reform to provide employees a written notice explaining certain information related to Exchanges. The timing for distribution of the notices is now expected to be late summer or fall of 2013.
Notice Delayed Pending Further Guidance
The law originally contemplated that employers would need to begin providing the notice to new employees at the time of hire beginning on March 1, 2013, and to current employees not later than March 1. However, a new set of FAQs makes clear that employers are not required to comply until further guidance is issued.