Question: The health care employee notification deadline has passed. Can I be held liable if I don't have signed forms on file for all of my employees?
While health regulations are in flux with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Currently, there is no penalty for not distributing the required notification that was due to employees by Oct. 1, 2013. However, this could soon change.
To avoid having to deal with future issues or repetition, employers should ask for signed notice of receipt from their employees as soon as possible. This also avoids an opportunity for employees to retaliate if they are denied coverage using the defense that they were never properly informed. It is best to have a written record of receipt to avoid future legal issues.