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Affordable Care Act and “Covered California” Notifications

Notice for CSU Employees
To All CSU, Chico State Employees
Action Required: Read the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace Employee Notice

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to distribute the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace Employee Notice to all employees by October 1, 2013. In addition, this notice will be given to all new hires. Please click here to read the notice.

The purpose of the notice is to inform employees of the availability for health insurance coverage through the Covered California marketplace. Covered California (http://www.coveredca.com/) is targeted to individuals that are not eligible or do not have access to health insurance benefits.

Who does this apply to?

Covered California™ is targeted to individuals that are not eligible or do not have access to health insurance benefits.

If you already have affordable health insurance, you can keep it and no further action is required. If for some reason you find yourself without health insurance, please visit http://www.coveredca.com/.

Background

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) now requires that all health plans offered in the individual and small group markets must provide a comprehensive package of items and services, known as Essential Health Benefits, starting in 2014.  Learn more at http://www.coveredca.com/  or download their Covered California Fact Sheet.

When does this take effect?  How does it work?

To help those without health insurance get covered, the Affordable Care Act included a requirement that states either set up their own marketplace for people to buy health insurance or have one set up by the federal government. These marketplaces will offer one-stop shops where people can compare health insurance plans and buy the plan that works best for them, their family and their budget. California chose to set up its own marketplace — Covered California™ — as its doorway to health coverage.

Questions?

Please contact the Human Resources Service Center – Benefits unit, benefits@csuchico.edu, (530) 898-5436 with questions.