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DOL offers help on Obamacare's next obligation

Help for meeting restaurants’ next major obligation under Obamacare was provided this week by the U.S. Department of Labor in the form of templates for educating employees.

The reproduce-able documents and model communications posted on DOL’s website answer the question, What am I required to tell employees about the new markets for healthcare insurance? Most restaurateurs and other employers are obliged to provide information prior to Oct. 1 on the so-called exchanges. That communication has to include guidance on how to access the exchanges.

DOL posted two templates for employers to use as their communications. One model is for employers that offer at least some employees a health insurance plan, and the other is for companies that offer no plan.

More information is available on DOL’s website.

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