Most employers — even those with just one employee — are required to send a notice to all employees via first-class mail by Oct. 1 informing them about the new public health insurance exchanges. This notification requirement applies to companies with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue. The letters must be sent to all employees, full-time, part-time and temporary regardless of their benefits plan status. After Oct. 1, new employees must receive the letter within 14 days.
The letters must inform employees that the exchange exists and provides details to help employees understand how the exchange could help them. They must include these specific items:
It is not permissible to use electronic means to send the letter.
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