Thursday, June 06, 2013

Employers in Conn required to provide, by Oct. 1, all employees a letter on federal health reform

Federal health reform includes a requirement for all employers to notify their full and part time employees about the coming availability of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Here in Conn our Marketplace is known as Access Health CT. Information is available here.

Model letters on what is to be included in the letters was issued by the federal Department of Labor in early May. One letter is for employees who currently have medical insurance from their employer. The second is for employees who do not have employer provided medical insurance.

Note: Even though model letters were issued some of my professional association contacts in Washington DC indicate the letters may be changed. Then too, it is normally more effective to communicate to employees close to the time they can do something so it may be best to wait.

Call today if any questions on the federal requirement to notify employees about health reform. (860) 451-9793

In regard of Access Health CT. Four health insurance companies have submitted an application to become a Qualified Health Plan and offer medical insurance plans to individuals here in Conn. Aetna, Anthem BC & BS of CT, ConnectiCare, and HealthyCT. HealthyCT is a new type of health insurance company created by federal health reform, which is called a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP). Here is some info on the Conn CO-OP. started by the Connecticut State Medical Society.

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