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Employee Benefits Security Administration


Release Date: February 9, 2010
Contact Name: Gloria Della
Phone Number: 202.693.8664

U.S. Labor Department publishes employer notices on Medicaid and CHIP programs

Washington – The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today released a model notice that will enable employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Employers that provide coverage in states with premium assistance through Medicaid or CHIP must inform employees of potential opportunities for assistance in obtaining health coverage. The model notice includes information on how employees can contact their state for additional information and how to apply for premium assistance.

Questions on the model notices should be directed to 202.693.8335. The model notice is available at or by calling EBSA toll-free at 866.444.3272. The notice was published in the Feb. 4, 2010 Federal Register.

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