Author: Jayne Zanglein, Western Carolina University

Updating author: Tracy Morley, XpertHR Legal Editor

An employer is required to notify employees of their right to purchase insurance from a state insurance exchange. The initial deadline was March 1, 2013; however, the Department of Labor (DOL) delayed the deadline to October 1, 2013. Beginning in 2014, an employer must provide notice to new employees within 14 days of the employee's start date.