Question: What upcoming Affordable Care Act deadlines do I need to know about as an employer?
Answer: Employers should be aware of quickly approaching deadlines under the Affordable Care Act (commonly called "ObamaCare"). Even though the White House postponed the ObamaCare mandate for employers to provide health insurance to their employees, it did not extend the approaching October 1st deadline for employers to (1) provide existing employees with notice of the health insurance exchanges, and (2) begin using the new notice form for qualified COBRA beneficiaries.
Unlike the employer mandate, these new requirements apply to most employers, regardless of the number of individuals they employ. The notices must contain specific information, and must be delivered by an approved method. To help employers comply with the requirements, the U.S. Department of Labor has provided model notices that employers may use.
To ensure you are in compliance with these and other ObamaCare requirements, you should consult with a qualified employment attorney.