Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), nearly all employers-including annual conferences, local churches, and general agencies (salary-paying units) are required to send a Marketplace Notice (a notice about the ACA exchanges or "Marketplaces") to all full-time and part-time employees. This Notice must be sent whether or not the employer offers a health plan to any or all of its employees. Employers must comply with this Marketplace Notice requirement no later than October 1, 2013 and provided to every new hire thereafter.
To assist you in this process we have sample letters and notices as a guide to create your own required notifications for your employees. After reviewing the samples, select the template form(s) from numbers 4 and 5 at the bottom of the page that applies to your church employees and complete them as provided in the samples.
Our General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits has created a Marketplace Notice Toolkit to help annual conferences and local churches comply with this notice requirement.
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011