In accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary, an employer to which this chapter applies, shall provide to each employee at the time of hiring (or with respect to current employees, not later than March 1, 2013), written notice—
(1)informing the employee of the existence of an Exchange, including a description of the services provided by such Exchange, and the manner in which the employee may contact the Exchange to request assistance;
(2)if the employer plan’s share of the total allowed costs of benefits provided under the plan is less than 60 percent of such costs, that the employee may be eligible for a premium tax credit under section
36B of title
26 and a cost sharing reduction under section
18071 of title
42 if the employee purchases a qualified health plan through the Exchange; and
(3)if the employee purchases a qualified health plan through the Exchange, the employee may lose the employer contribution (if any) to any health benefits plan offered by the employer and that all or a portion of such contribution may be excludable from income for Federal income tax purposes.
(b) Effective date
Subsection (a) shall take effect with respect to employers in a State beginning on March 1, 2013.
(June 25, 1938, ch. 676, § 18B, as added and amended Pub. L. 111–148, title I, § 1512, title X, § 10108(i)(2),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 252, 914.)
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 111–148, § 10108(i)(2), inserted “and the employer does not offer a free choice voucher” after “Exchange” and substituted “may lose” for “will lose”.
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