Nevada businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees in 2014 will be able to use Nevada Health Link's SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) to purchase health insurance for their employees. Small business owners who use SHOP will have a variety of tools at their fingertips to select and administer all of their health insurance benefits.

Required Notice to Employees Regarding the Exchange

The regulations surrounding the Affordable Care Act require that employers send a notice to all employees informing them of the existence of the Exchange and the ability to purchase health insurance on the Exchange.


Model Notice for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees   

www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithplans.pdf The Model Notice is also available in Spanish and in the Microsoft Word format on the EBSA home page at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa.


Model Notice for employers who do not offer a health plan   

www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithoutplans.pdf The Model Notice is also available in Spanish and in the Microsoft Word format on the EBSA home page at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa 


The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange has prepared two model templates that employers may use to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XI.

  • The first template “Employee Notice 1” may be used by employers that currently provide Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) to their employees.
  • The second Template “Employee Notice 2” may be used by employers that do not provide MEC to their employees.

Employers may take the sample templates and place them on company letterhead and distribute to employees.  Employers should keep a copy of the notice along with the date distributed and method of distribution for their records.  The address and telephone number for Nevada Health Link are listed as To Be Determined, as soon as the Customer Service Center is open, the information will be available on nevadahealthlink.com. 

If you require further assistance or have questions regarding the Employee notice, please contact the Exchange at (775) 687-9939

If you would like information on the federal templates available in Spanish, you may access them here:

Shared Responsibility Mandate Delayed until 2015

The delay of the employer mandate to provide health insurance coverage has given Nevada's businesses another year to prepare for the changes but has not changed the requirement for all individuals in the US to purchase a health insurance policy. Employees of businesses who do not provide coverage will have to purchase health insurance on the private market, on the individual exchange or enroll in a spouses plan to avoid a penalty on their 2014 income taxes. Businesses in Nevada can use this additional year to assess their options and weigh the benefits of providing health insurance to employees against the costs associated with not providing coverage.

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