Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

September 27, 2013

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.  The law and subsequent changes made to the law focus on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs and improve the health care delivery system.  Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins on October 1, 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014.

Section 1512 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act creates a new Fair Labor Standards Act, section 18B, requiring employers to notify employees of coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  This requirement extends to all employees without regard to eligibility for health insurance offered by The City University of New York.

Notices are being sent to all employees via email or regular mail.  For your easy reference, we are also providing a copy of the notice entitled “New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage” via the link below.  Please determine which notice below is appropriate for you based on your particular health insurance program and college.  Most employees should refer to the New York City Health Benefits Program Notice based on whether you are a Senior College or Community College employee.  However, please note that there are specific notices for adjunct staff members and Doctoral Students.

Senior College Employees:

Community College Employees:

Doctoral Students:

If you have any questions about your health insurance coverage or your options, please use the contact information provided in your notice.