The time is now to start communicating with your employees on the new Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). There are a number of reasons to do so now. Foremost, it is the law that you communicate the act to your employees. You have until October 1, 2013 to tell your employees about healthcare exchanges. You can get information about the date that the Department of Labor has set, and additional information about the exchanges here.
There will be a lot of information disseminated over the course of the summer about healthcare exchanges, policies, pricing, and regulations. There will be commercials and news reports and social media information covering lots of parts of the PPACA. This information blitz will probably do more to confuse your employees than it will help them make informed decisions. Communication with your employees on the steps your company is taking will help eliminate concerns and confusion with your workforce.
Over the course of the summer, employers should communicate what is going on currently in the process of implementing the PPACA within their organization. You should also plan ongoing communication, so you do not overwhelm your employees with more information than they can digest. Using meetings, videos, power-points, emails, and social media is also a good idea to help spread the company message on what you are doing in regards to the PPACA.
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