The Department of Labor proposed regulations Friday that would require employers to notify workers leaving their jobs that they’re eligible to purchase Obamacare exchange coverage.

A 1985 law gives employees the right to continue purchasing their own health benefits for a limited amount of time after leaving their job, or undergoing certain other life changes, such as a reduction in hours that makes them ineligible for employer-sponsored coverage.

Employers are already required by the law to inform workers of their COBRA coverage options when first hired and when leaving their job. The labor department’s

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