The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (“CHIPRA”) requires employers sponsoring group health plans to provide information to employees about the availability of premium assistance subsidies for Medicaid or CHIPRA programs. Employers must provide notice each year to all employees whether they participate in the health plan or not.
The notice provides state-by-state contact information for health plan premium assistance. The penalty for failing to provide notice is up to $117 per day per employee. The Department of Labor has a model notice which has been updated as of July 2019. A copy of the model notice may be accessed by clicking here.