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Back to School! Educating Employees about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Sample Health Care Reform Employee Communication for School Districts

Although many of the ACA provisions don’t go into effect until January 1, 2014, many school districts may discuss their new health plan when the teachers and other employees come back to school in the fall. While the employer mandate delay eases some of the pressure on employers, your employees have some decisions to make and may not have all the information they need to make smart decisions.

School districts may consider sharing ACA information with their employees at the beginning of the school year, ideally as part of the non-student, in-service days when time is allotted for the distribution, reading and questions related to the information. This time is also practical since employees are in a central location. 

Being proactive with information at the start of the school year may save the district the embarrassment of being unprepared when questions are asked in large group meetings. Additionally, it may also be more efficient reducing the number of repetitive questions made by individual employees.

Below you will find resources and sample documents for your convenience. Feel free to use as is or edit as you wish.

School District Sample Employee HCR Communication

Health Care Reform – General Questions & Answers for Employees

Health Care Reform FAQ – What if I Already Have Insurance?

Health Care Reform – What Does The Individual Mandate Mean to Me?

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Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization or just providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

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