Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are required by the Department of Labor to provide a notice to each of their employees no later than October 1, 2013 that describes the healthcare coverage that will be available through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace). An employer failing to deliver the notice would be violating the FLSA and the ACA, and may be subject to investigation and penalties.
In order to comply, employers (churches) must provide all employees a personalized (A) Model Notice along with a (C) Model Cover Letter and (D) Frequently Asked Questions-FAQ’s. For these purposes, clergy are to be considered as employees. For help completing the Model Notice see the instructions for (B) Completing the Model Notice. For those who would like to go opt-out of the DHP and go to the Marketplace, a (E) Health Benefits Waiver Form that should be completed.
Please send a copy of the completed Model Notice to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX 973-622-6510.