New Employer CHIP Notice Available

On July 31, 2019, the DOL updated its Employer CHIP Model Notice that employers with group health plans may use to notify eligible employees about premium assistance available through their state Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since its initial release in 2010, the DOL has been updating the notice twice annually, on or around January 31 and July 31 of each year. The updates generally reflect any changes to contact information for the list of states offering premium assistance programs.

Employers creating their own notices, rather than the DOL’s model notice, should pay special attention to ensure the most recent information is used. Employees residing in one of the states identified on the notice must receive this information automatically, before the start of the plan year, and free of charge.

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