Proposed Employer Requirement: Giving Notice of Exchanges to terminated Employees

May 05, 2014

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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