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Does the New Obamacare Notice Requirement Apply to Churches?

Compliance applies to all employers covered under FLSA.

Does the New Obamacare Notice Requirement Apply to Churches?

Many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) that become effective beginning in 2014 are designed to expand access to affordable health coverage. These include provisions for coverage to be offered through a Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace), premium tax credits to assist individuals in purchasing such coverage, employer notice to employees of coverage options available through the Marketplace, and other related provisions.

The Notice Requirement

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to affordable coverage through a new competitive private health insurance market—the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace offers "one-stop shopping" to find and compare private health insurance options. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins October 1, 2013. ...

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Richard R. Hammar is an attorney, CPA and author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy.

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  • August 20, 2013

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