With employers required to notify employees about ACA state exchanges by Oct. 1, WANADA can explain health coverage options to dealer staff

With employers required to notify employees about ACA state exchanges by Oct. 1, WANADA can explain health coverage options to dealer staff

As is well known, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all employers to notify their staff about the existence of the new state health care exchanges by October 1.

As has been well publicized here and elsewhere, the U.S. Department of Labor has published an ACA state exchange employee notification form that employers must use. For everyones convenience, the DOL state exchange notification form is available by clicking here. With this notification form in hand, an employee may next want to know: How do I contact my state exchange? (i.e. the state exchange where the employee lives.) WANADA dealer staff simply can go on to WANADAs website which has links directly to the DC, Maryland and Virginia exchanges: www.wanada.org

WANADA members should make a note of this as well: WANADAs licensed health coverage professionals can help assist your employees in understanding what state exchanges do and do not do as well as what their health coverage options are.

Here are some things in this connection to keep in mind. The exchanges – run by the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the federal government for Virginia – will have navigators to answer questions about the exchange. These navigators, however, cant sell insurance and very well may not be up to speed on insurance plan options, let alone the various internal aspects of healthcare networks. WANADAs health coverage professionals will take care that your people know what they need to know about their benefits so they are on board with the dealership.

Whether insured through WANADA or not, all dealer members are encouraged to direct their employees who want information on the state exchanges to talk to WANADAs licensed health coverage professionals.

For more information, contact Ed Mullaney or John ODonnell in the WANADA office at 202.237.7200.

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