Can the government really regulate the speech of the employer on a matter that has nothing to do with any workplace regulation or any workplace tax? This is what we have been told by our insurance broker:
Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals will have access to coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment for the Marketplace begins October 1, 2013.
Attached is the model notice that you must provide to your employees regardless of plan enrollment status or of part-time or full-time status. Employers are not required to provide a separate notice to dependents. Page 2 of the form is for the employee if they apply through an Exchange, and page 3 of the form is OPTIONAL for the employer to complete.
Remember this notice MUST be given to all employees no later than October 1st.
The form is here. Strangely, it doesn’t say that beginning January 1st everyone must have health insurance or pay a fine.