An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download.
The updated model notice is current as of January 31, 2016. It includes details on how employees can contact their state for additional information regarding these programs and how to apply for premium assistance.
Meeting Your Notice Requirements
The employer CHIP notice is just one of many notices that may need to be provided annually before the start of each benefits plan year. At CBG Benefits, we recognize that it can be a challenge for employers to track and update all of the notices that they are required to distribute. As a result, we provide support in a variety of ways, including:
- Including all applicable notices in a hardcopy benefits guide booklet (distributed to new hires and at Open Enrollment time)
- Providing a Benefit Notices Checklist to our clients on an annual basis to help review if they do need to make any changes to meet compliance requirements
- Posting electronic versions of benefit notices in an online benefits enrollment portal, when applicable
- Development of Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) and Wrap Documents
If you would like to learn how CBG Benefits can help your company meet its employee notice needs and other compliance requirements, please contact our team at 781-759-1222 or via email at info@CBGBenefits.com.