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Question: Does an employer need to distribute a notice to employees of health care coverage options in October? Answer: Employers are required to provide the notice regarding health care coverage options to each new employee at the time of hiring as of October 1, 2013 and to all new hires thereafter. For 2014, the Department of…

On May 2, 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a special enrollment period giving COBRA beneficiaries the chance to switch to an individual policy option through the Marketplace (Exchange).  The special enrollment period runs through July 1, 2014. The HHS announcement pertains only to the federally-facilitated Marketplace for residents of…