With annual benefit enrollments on the horizon, employers need to be prepared now for the changes that health care reform is bringing. Hopefully, employees already know that as of Jan. 1, 2014, they must have health insurance coverage. Beyond this mandate, however, what are some of the other issues of which employers should be aware?

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to tell their employees in writing by Oct. 1 about the new public health care exchanges and how these relate to their workplace benefits. This requirement applies to all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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