Dealers must notify employees of health care exchanges, Oct. 1

Dealers must notify employees of health care exchanges, Oct. 1

Effective October 1, 2013, all employers must notify their employees of the existence of health care exchanges in the state or jurisdiction where they live. The websites for the three area jurisdictions are:

http://marylandhbe.com/ for Maryland, http://hbx.dc.gov/ for DC and https://www.healthcare.gov/families/ for Virginia. Unlike Maryland and DC, both of which are handling their healthcare exchanges themselves, Virginia has decided to let the federal government manage its exchange, so its site is the one used by all states that have opted out of running their own exchange.

Heres a useful information resource for both employers and employees: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Home.

For questions and up-to-the-minute information on the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, contact John ODonnell or Joe Koch at the WANADA office, (202) 237-7200.

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