September 16, 2013

National Restaurant Association offers members help with mandatory health insurance exchange notification

Did you know the 2010 health care law requires most U.S. employers to notify existing employees about the new government-run health insurance exchanges by Oct. 1? The notice requirement applies to all employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Among other information, the notice must tell employees how to access exchanges/marketplaces, let them know they may be eligible for federal tax help to buy health plans through exchanges, and tell them about the difference in tax treatment between employer-sponsored coverage and exchange coverage.

The National Restaurant Association has created a member-exclusive online tool to help restaurateurs notify their employees about exchanges. Visit Restaurant.org/Notify to create a customized portal where you can direct employees for the FLSA-required notice, and track the employees who have been notified.

For more information about all aspects of the health care law and how it affects restaurants, visit http://www.restaurant.org/healthcare.

September 16, 2013